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Want to keep your CTE Teaching Job?. Grow your program in tough times Amy Lutes Hampshire High School, Hampshire, IL Mary Graft Huntley High School, Huntley, IL Career Conference 2011 – Madison, WI. Why is CTE valuable?. · Last 20 years, education has not focused on workplace readiness

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Want to keep your CTE

Teaching Job?

Grow your program in tough times

Amy Lutes

Hampshire High School, Hampshire, IL

Mary Graft

Huntley High School, Huntley, IL

Career Conference 2011 – Madison, WI

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Why is CTE valuable?

·Last 20 years, education has not focused on workplace readiness

·Pendulum swinging

·Tough job market

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Jobs that are NOT

restaurant and retail:

  • ·All Star Towing (receptionist)
  • ·Animal House Shelter (vet tech & groomer assistant)
  • Anything But Silent Promotions (office asst & child care)
  • ·Centegra Health Bridge (lifeguard)
  • ·Central Auto Body
  • ·Corporate Options, Inc. (accounting)
  • ·Danco Enterprises (import business)
  • ·Continental Datalabel (office occupations)
  • Firestone
  • ·Pinball Life (warehouse job)
  • ·Players Choice Academy (front desk)
  • ·State Farm Insurance
  • ·Wuich Mechanical (HVAC office asst)
  • ·McGrath Honda
  • ·Huntley Park District
  • Huntley Oral Surgery
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Fun things in the classroom

·Job shadow

·Posters for employer appreciation event

·Business oriented movies

·Portfolio

·Career Cruising.com

·Mock interviews

·Learning how to shake hands

·College visits (on sight, too!)

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Field trips!

Optionally grant funded for buses and sub teachers!

Chicago based businesses invite us!

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Field trips include…

Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Bulls Sports Marketing Dept.

Kane County Cougars baseball game

Chocolate factory

Court of Law

Manufacturing firms

Chicago financial district – downtown

Underwriter’s Laboratory

Grocery shopping

Frank Lloyd Wright tour of homes

Chamber of Commerce business tours

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Guest Speakers!

Student directed – schedule a guest speaker!

Teacher directed, including community speakers, parents and college recruiters

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Marketing the program

Talk to students in all CTE classes!

Highlight the fun stuff!

Perkins and PIG money!

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Invite other teachers into your classroom.

When?

Mock interviews

Student presentations

Job exploration

Cooperative Education banquet

Fundraiser events

Field trips

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Get involved in the community!

Chamber of Commerce

Advisory Board

Volunteer events and contests

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Local fundraisers:

Start with where your students work!

Is there an opportunity to raise funds via their place of work?

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Where do the funds go?

1. Employer appreciation event

2. Employer gifts

3. Field trips

4. Local charity donations

5. School improvement project

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Cooperative Education Appreciation Event

·Banquet

·Luncheon

·Breakfast

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Filling Our Class Rosters:

+making it known that we are teaching relevant skills

+ involve the community

+ be visible to parents, colleagues administrators, BoE and community

= growing your program during tough times!

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Thank you!

Amy Lutes – Hampshire HS

Amy.Lutes@d300.org

Mary Graft – Huntley HS

mgraft@district158.org