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Career and Technical Education Forum – Feb. 27, 4-6 p.m.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Educators across the nation are rethinking college and career readiness and placing a renewed focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE) to provide students with the academic and technical knowledge and work-related skills necessary to be successful in postsecondary education, training and employment.

On Feb. 27 the UNCW Watson College of Education Dropout Prevention Coalition will host a forum on career and technical education programs in high schools in southeastern North Carolina. The forum will focus on two key questions: Where are we now with CTE programs and where are we going?

Amanda Lee will be the introductory speaker at the forum. Lee is vice president of instruction at Cape Fear Community College where she oversees Technical and Vocational Education Programs.

Six panel members, including representatives from New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, will talk about CTE programs currently offered in their schools and share their districts’ vision for reshaping or growing CTE programs in the future. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of panelists and network with others in the field.

The forum, which is designed for school leaders, CTE directors, guidance counselors and other interested parties, will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Watson College of Education. The event is free and open to the public. To register visithttp://appserv01.uncw.edu/SelectSurveyNET//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l2319o2K