Duplin County Schools Celebrates Career and Technical Education
Duplin County Schools celebrates Career and Technical Education Month
and Career Development Coordinator Day
KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- November 1, 2018- NC Governor Roy Cooper has designated November as “Career Development Month” and November 14 as “Career Development Coordinator Day.” In Duplin County Schools, Career Development Coordinators (CDCs) are critical in assisting students as they work through Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes and transition from high school to college and careers. Always an integral part of Duplin County Schools, CTE is more prevalent than ever before with STEAMA- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Agriculture- the district’s renewed commitment to an innovative approach providing personalized career pathways for all students by connecting curriculum and communities
“We applaud all Career and Technical Education teachers for the great job that they do in making career development connections through the teaching of classroom objectives, offering applied activities outside the classroom through Career and Technical student organization competitions and engaging students in work-based learning opportunities,” states Duplin County Schools Special Advisor for CTE, STEM, and Innovative Programs, Tarla Smith. “A special "thanks" also goes out to our Duplin County Schools' Career Development Coordinators who work diligently each day in their administration of career development responsibilities.”
Career and Technical Education (CTE) embeds career development activities throughout all Career and Technical Education program areas, all of which fall within STEAMA. According to the NC Department of Public Education’s website, Career Development Coordinators (CDCs) support CTE and coordinate developmental services for students participating in these programs. They work collaboratively with school administrators, student services personnel and teachers to ensure the delivery of career development services. CDCs facilitate linkages with parents, business and industry, postsecondary institutions, and community organizations to support students’ transition to postsecondary education and employment.
“Career and Technical Education helps show the meaning of all courses across the curriculum. It directly correlates to work force development and future career pathways with math, language skills, science, the arts and more,” said Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan. “On behalf of our Board of Education, I want to take this time to thank Mrs. Tarla Smith and the entire Career and Technical Education Department for all they do. We celebrate their accomplishments and what they mean for our students’ future. Happy Career Development Month!”
To read the Governor's proclamation please click the following link: CTE Proclamation