We can't ignore career technical education anymorePosted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Jan. 3, 2008
On January 15, the Get REAL coalition (Who we are) will host the "Reaching the Stars" Career Technical Education Summit (Agenda & attendees) to ensure that in 2008, we make informed decisions and urge the state's legislative leaders to find ways to increase cutting edge 21st Century technical training in our high schools.
Highlighting the event will be a NASA exhibit, showing the Constellation Program's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle model -- the new spacecraft designed for flights to the Moon and eventually to support missions to Mars. A NASA panel will discuss the urgent need for technicians and other skilled workers in aerospace and other cutting edge industries. Also surrounding the summit floor will be hands-on student displays ranging from a student-built race car, to engineering and robotics exhibits, to student-constructed playhouses and agricultural science innovation.
The all-day event will include a keynote luncheon address by author Ken Gray, testimonials from educators and students, speeches from Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, and a policy development session with leading California legislators.
More to come through this blog on the results of the Summit agreement and the 2008 GetREAL CTE policy agenda.
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