BPS Career Technical Education Week

  • Career Tech Ed Week

    February 3-7, 2020

    The BPS Office of Career Technical Education (CTE) announces a week dedicated to highlighting career pathways and student connections to high skilled, high demand jobs. 

    Join CTE students, educators, and administrators and learn about the impact of CTE. Activities, events, and lessons focus on pathways that prepare students for success after graduation. 

    Activities:

    BPS schools with Career Technical Education present student-centered activities. Click here for a complete list.

    January 31, Dearborn STEM Academy
    Computer Science Pathway Game Design Expo 
    Pathway students present unique video games they have designed in collaboration with Ghost Story Games, an industry partner. Their presentations include a company philosophy, a game trailer, and time for audience members to play and test games.

    February 4, BPS Career and Technical Education Office
    Launch of the Carpentry Access Program (CAP) 
    The CTE Office launches a new model of Career and Technical Education. The CAP offers students from five high schools the opportunity to receive after-school training and credentials in carpentry and construction. The program is at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and includes opportunities for work-based learning and dual enrollment.

    February 5, Private Industry Council
    Webinar for Teachers and Students: TechApprentice
    Bruce Stephen, Employer Engagement Manager at the Private Industry Council discusses the TechApprentice paid summer internship program. The program is open to tech-savvy Boston Public Schools (BPS) high school students who want to work at local companies. These talented students may be considering pursuing IT majors in college and need work-based experience to help them understand the options available to them in the high-tech arena.

    Madison Park has additional activities throughout the week focused on the school’s healthcare, building trades, transportation, technology, and business/hospitality clusters to highlight the value of the school’s 20 career technical education programs. 

    Other CareerTechEd events are scheduled at various district schools that host CTE pathways, including industry and post-secondary partners, alumni, teachers, students, and other staff. Events include career panels, job shadows, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speakers.

    Get Involved!
    To get involved please contact Dr. Michelle Sylvaria, Executive Director of CTE, at msylvaria@bostonpublicschools.org.