Mayor proclaims February ‘Career and Technical Education Month’
Surrounded by officers from several of Enterprise City Schools’ Career Tech student organizations, Mayor William E. Cooper Thursday proclaimed the month of February as Career and Technical Education Month in the City of Enterprise.
Enterprise Career & Technology Center (ECTC) Principal Cami McClenny, who also serves as Career and Technical Director for Enterprise City Schools said she is proud of the students and teachers.
“Career and technical education seek to not only teach content, but also to provide students with the soft skills they need to be successful in today’s workplace,” McClenny said. “We teach skills like showing up, being on time, getting along with others, staying off cell phones during work hours, customer service, interview skills, how to shake hands, and the list goes on and on.”
Mayor Cooper agreed and emphasized the importance of the program.
“Career and technical education programs in the Enterprise City Schools System have become a rigorous, progressive, and vital part of the total educational system, Cooper said. “This system is committed to providing students with rewarding opportunities to learn valuable career and life skills.”
McClenny that said that her love for career tech goes back to her high school days.
“My experience in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) paved the way for my career as an educator,” McClenny said. “I will forever be grateful to the teachers that saw potential in me and encouraged me to be involved and compete in FBLA.”
McClenny said last year, 1,663 Enterprise High School students took a least one career and technical education class. Of those, she said, 936 took two or more. A total of 14 CTE programs are offered at Enterprise High School.
Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Zel Thomas, Assistant Superintendent Patrick Cain and Secondary Supervisor Jason Stump attended the proclamation signing.