Yonkers Public Schools Celebrates National Career and Technical Education Week

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Special Event Date: February 15, 2007 Career and Technical Education Day

YONKERS, NY — Students and faculty
representing over thirty career and technical programs from
Yonkers public high schools will
celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month during
February 2007. The theme of the celebration, “Today an Education, Tomorrow
a Career,” emphasizes the role that career and technical education and
business/industry partners play in helping students and adults achieve career
success.

                                                   

 

The highlight of the
month-long celebration will be
Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. when Yonkers Public Schools’
students from Career and Technical Education programs showcase their work in
the exhibition space of the Riverfront Library,
One Larkin Center in Yonkers. A special program honoring the
students will take place that day at
1:00 p.m. in the Riverfront Library’s
Atrium.

The high schools and their
Career and Technical Education programs that will be on display include:

  • Gorton High School

 Medical Professions Academy

 Academy of Information and Technology (AOIT)

Law
and
Public Service Academy

Horticulture

  • Lincoln High School

Performing
Arts Academy

Business
and
Finance Academy

 Technology Occupation Center

 United States Marine Corps JROTC

A+
Certification Pre-Teaching

  • Roosevelt High School

Television
Production

Broadcast
Journalism

3D
Animation

Photography

Forensic
Science

Introduction
to Police Science

Computer
Repair/Robotics Technology

 United States Marine Corps JROTC

Commercial
Illustration

Fine
Arts/Storytime

  • Saunders Trades & Technical High School 

Electronic
and Computer Circuitry

Culinary
Management

Chemical
Technology

Architecture/Construction
Management

Computerized
Industrial Design

Cosmetology

Graphic
Communications/Pre-Press Production

Fashion
Design Technology

Environmental
Technology

Automotive
Technology

Heating,
Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Carpentry

  • Yonkers High School 

International
Baccalaureate Program and Career Exploration 

According to the
Association for Career and Technical Education, research shows that many of the
country’s fastest growing occupations require the technical skills taught in
career tech education programs. Research also shows that among high school
graduates entering the workforce, those with a technical education background
earn more than those without this advantage.

For further information
on this event, call (914) 376-8282.

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