Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an area of study that equips students with skills for life!
This program of study equips students with the21st Century skills that businesses and corporations have identified as critical for successfully competing in a global economy. These skills include: critical and high order thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, personal and social responsibility, communication, and decision-making skills. The CTE department has identified four of these skills as areas of focus across our curriculum. Throughout the school year, all students in CTE classes will be challenged to continuously develop, improve and demonstrate these skills.
We have condensed our focus to four of these critical skills and have identified them as the:
The 4 C's of CTE: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking
What Program Areas- or Classes- Are Part of CTE?
The Career and Technical Education department at Briar Woods High School is comprised of four program areas: Business & Information Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Marketing Education, and Technology Education. These program areas integrate teaching strategies that engage students in applying knowledge to real world scenarios. Students gain valuable skills and knowledge that prepare them for post-secondary education and the world of work. Please visit each teacher's website to learn more about the classes that offered within each program.
Members of our CTE faculty are:
Business Education: Ms. Nancy Cooley and Mrs. Angela Woodward
Family and Consumer Sciences: Mrs. Diane Breining, Mrs. Chrisy Hendrickson, and Mrs. Maryanne Valleau
Marketing Education: Mrs. Martha Belote and Ms. Heather VanDyke
Technology Education: Mr. Erik Kittelson and Mr. Charles Scudder