February is National Career & Technical Education Month

February Declared National Career and Technical Education Month

County Manager Lance Metzler officially declared February as National Career and Technical Education Month during a ceremony held Monday on the campus of Rockingham Community College.

RCC President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw welcomed more than seventy citizens, educators, government officials and students to campus. Kinlaw explained the area of Career and Technical Education (CTE) includes programs of study offered at the college that specialize in skilled trades, applied science, modern technologies, and career preparation.

“We want to change the mindset of students and develop their interest in pursuing career and technical education courses,” said Kinlaw. “CTE courses and programs of study connect students with a career and we want them to focus on that goal.”

Metzler explained that the economy requires an increasingly sophisticated and well-trained workforce. Technological advancement is increasing every day. Metzler declared the month of February with the intention of encouraging all citizens to learn more about opportunities in CTE.

February 16, 2018