Metropolitan Education District

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November/December 2021 CTE Newsletter


December 17, 2021
CTE Newsletter Vol.8 Issue 2
Superintendent's Message
As this year comes to a close, I would like to take the time to thank our students, teachers, business partners, and Governing Board members for creating an amazing opportunity for students at MetroED.
In this newsletter, you will find information from our December 8 Governing Board meeting, MetroED news and highlights, new staff introductions, upcoming event dates, and ways you can support MetroED during the holiday season.
The MetroED Family wishes you a wonderful holiday season.
Alyssa Lynch
MetroED News and Highlights
SVCTE Law Enforcement Students Participate in Fallen Officer Ceremony During Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park holds an annual holiday event in San Jose. This year 27 Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Law Enforcement students, led by their instructor Oscar Bazurto, joined Silicon Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52 in honoring law enforcement officers and K-9’s from throughout the nation who lost their lives protecting the community during the year. FOP Lodge 52 takes it further with a formal dedication to a unique Christmas tree with custom-made ornaments of law enforcement officers.
Superintendents and Board members Tour SVCTE
On November 17 and 18, MetroED welcomed Superintendents Michael Grove of Los Gatos - Saratoga Union High SD, Stella Kemp of Santa Clara USD and Governing Board members from Los Gatos - Saratoga Union High SD, Santa Clara USD, and Kansen Chu from Berryessa SD for a tour of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE).
Students Sell Custom Metal Ornaments for Classroom Supplies
SVCTE Metals Technology instructor Cassidy Cannizzaro presented to the MetroED Board on Nov. 11. He provided information on how his shop was recently modernized. Students from Metals Technology program are always in demand and get hired as entry-level or intermediate-level employees. This year, students made custom metal ornaments to sell in the SVCTE student store (pictured). The proceeds help fund the program’s consumables.
Congratulations to Marleen Dinis for Obtaining $939,140 in Funding for MetroED Under the Strong WorkForce Program
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), in partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE), developed the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) as an initiative to provide more middle-skilled workers.
The objective of our SWP project is to increase the number of students who will successfully transition to post-secondary in CTE pathways. By aligning and strengthening a shared vision between SVCTE and community college partner agencies we can generate a K14 pathway that will align and provide services for career pathways success.  
This is great news in continuing the amazing work our school and staff do each and every day. Way to go Marleen!
SVAE Toys for Tots
Each year, Toys for Tots donates toys to our Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) CalWORKS students. This week 20 of our adult education students picked out their own toys for their children. We are so grateful for the abundance of toys that were donated by Toys for Tots for our adult education students to be able to bring the joy of Christmas to their families.
MetroED Governing Board Updates
Items of interest from the December 8 MetroED Governing Board Meeting:
Visit our Agenda Online page to view upcoming MetroED Board meeting agendas, past meeting minutes, and access our MetroED Board Policies.
Next meeting: Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m.
MetroED Welcomes New Staff
Trang Vo
Director of Business Services
Trang served as a Senior Accountant and Budget Analyst for the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD). She managed the Special Education Department budget where she implemented financial and accounting processes to maintain a balanced budget. She also managed accounts payable, bank reconciliation, parcel tax, bond measures, and budget reporting including state and federal fiscal compliance.
Al has a wide variety of experiences in working in facilities and maintenance. He is skilled in project planning, troubleshooting, handling emergency issues, HVAC, electrical and plumbing maintenance.
Al previously worked as a Facilities Maintenance Technician at Jones Lang LaSalle, JLL in Santa Clara and at Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto.
Alfred Ramirez
Facilities Supervisor
Important Dates
December 17- 31
January 3
January 17
January 19
February 21-25
Holiday Break
Holiday Break
MLK Holiday
Governing Board Meeting
Winter Break
Join Our Team
Positions Available at MetroED!
We are currently seeking applicants that would be a great fit for our team. 
Full health benefits are paid by the district for eligible employees and their dependents, including dental, vision, and an employee assistance program. Click below to learn more.
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