Thursday, Sept. 27, saw a long-awaited launch and celebration for the expanding Career Technical Education (CTE) program at Berkeley High.
A “Grand Opening Launch” was held for the new Carpentry Shop & Maker Space for Design Innovation.
The CTE space, located on the first floor of the south side of the G Building, contains six main areas, including three workshops equipped with an impressive array of new high-tech machines and more traditional tools. The area once housed the auto shop and later art studio classes.
“This is a special day for all of us,” Superintendent Evans told the assembled guests, “and we are very, very excited about this day.”
The District’s CTE program offers students valuable pathways to both postsecondary education and careers by providing sequences of classes in different industry sectors that combine academic rigor with training in specific job skills.
More information about the District’s CTE program can be found in the Aug. 15 presentation to the School Board by CTE Program Supervisor Wyn Skeels. His cover memo and slide show can be found in the online agenda (item 15), and his oral presentation is accessible in the YouTube video of the meeting beginning at 1:09:30.