CTE Grads Prepared for College, Military and Careers

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The recent grads from the region’s seven Career and Technical Education (CTE) High Schools left with impressive resumes and plans for the future, including immediate job offers and opportunities to attend prestigious universities such as Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Tulane and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as programs such as The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, and the Automotive Training Center.

One thing is clear – there is something for everyone at our CTE schools and whether grads opted to attend college, join the military, or go straight to the workforce, their high school years have prepared them for the next step (and saved their family’s resources as many college-bound students have acquired numerous credits, and others are ready to enter their chosen careers with industry certifications they acquired in high school).

For example, at Bucks County Technical High School in Fairless Hills, of the 290 grads, a whopping 84 percent are going on for post-secondary education, with nearly one-third choosing Bucks County Community College, another seven percent serving their country in the military, and nine percent heading directly to the workforce.

The North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) in Lansdale graduated 256 students this year. Of those, 45 percent plan to attend college in the field they studied, while another 10 percent plan to pursue a different career path in college.

Among those who plan to enter the workforce, 27 percent want to work in the field they studied while at NMTCC, while another 10 percent hope to enter the workforce in an area unrelated to their area of concentration.

Our military will absorb an additional five percent of these well-prepared young men and women, with a mere three percent undecided at the time of the survey.

We’re proud of the wide range of opportunities provided across our region and invite parents and students to investigate how they can get a “leg-up” by enrolling in a Career and Tech Ed School. Learn more about the opportunities offered.