CHEYENNE – Faculty and students across Wyoming are demonstrating the rigor and importance of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses by celebrating CTE Month this February. Activities taking place include participation in a national social media Thunderclap, spearheaded by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

“Career Technical Education helps make school relevant to students and gives them the skills they will need to be successful after high school,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “CTE month is a chance for us to highlight the efforts of schools to improve student outcomes and diversify our economy in Wyoming.”

CTE prepares students for a range of career options utilizing programs in high schools, career training centers, community and technical colleges, and four-year universities. A profile on Wyoming’s CTE efforts is available at http://www.acteonline.org/stateprofiles/.

Governor Matt Mead will underscore the state’s commitment to CTE by officially proclaiming February as CTE Month in Wyoming on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Jonah Business Center, Room L-54.

Medicine Bow Technologies supports Wyoming educational organizations by sponsoring schools for the Teton Science Camp, High School Computer Club outreach programs, internship programs with LCCC and Casper College, and more.  “The internship programs with LCCC and Casper College have been invaluable for creating a real-world educated workforce for MBT.  It is great to hire young professionals with server management and network monitoring experience from the classroom and then give them hand on experience at MBT.  We have had some great employees come out of this program, ” said Laura Baker, Internship Program Manager at MBT.

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