CTE Month is officially here! February is my favorite month because MetroED celebrates Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a national initiative recognizing CTE programs and highlighting CTE teachers and students. On January 19, MetroED Governing Board passed Resolution #08-01-19-22, proclaiming the month of February as Career and Technical Education Month. In addition, the Board saluted the administration, teachers, and students of the Metropolitan Education District and honored their efforts and accomplishments.
As we advance into spring, we look forward to showcasing student work during the SkillsUSA and HOSA competitions throughout February, March, and April. We will also host our Fashion Show in April, and Car Show in May. I am proud that we offer vital CTE programs with strong support that advances students’ knowledge, skills, and career readiness through hands-on training.
This newsletter has highlighted MetroED News, Students In Action, Important Dates, Governing Board Updates, and Employee Opportunities.
Stay safe and well,
February is CTE Month
It's officially CTE Month!
Join us in celebration of the importance of CTE for students and our nation’s economy with several outreach opportunities. Participate with us all month long and share your success stories on social media. Tag #MetroED and #SVCTE to your posts.
Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) is excited to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Each year we are proud to honor the rich heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history.
Kiran Grewal joined our team as Director of Educational Services on Tuesday, February 1.
Kiran previously served as the Vice Principal at Prospect High School in Campbell Union High School District. (CUHSD). Kiran started her teaching career as a Math teacher in the United Kingdom. She holds a Master's of Arts Degree in Education, a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Mathematics, and a Pupil Services Credential in Counseling.
While working at CUHSD, she increased access for underserved students. In the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, she oversaw special education - IEP and 504 plans, the UC 'a-g' process, counseling services, back-to-school nights, school-wide safety, dual enrollment, standardized testing, data analysis, and she served as a WASC Chair.
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) concluded the regional SkillsUSA competition on February 5 where students competed in over 30 skill areas. Medal winners will be announced at the end of the month and will proceed to the state competition. Ethan Soares, a Metals Technology student from Wilcox High School in the Santa Clara Unified School District, is pictured demonstrating welding fabrication.
SVAE Student Leadership Team Volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank
Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) Leadership Team volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank on January 31. The group packaged 900 vegetable boxes in just 2 hours! Our SVAE Leadership Students were:
Jair Valderama: ESL Beginner Level
Shalu Gupta: ESL Advanced
Leslie Amaya: High School Equivalency/GED
Erik Tapia: High School Equivalency/GED
As part of the leadership team volunteering experience, the students will create a video about their experience and share information on how to volunteer at Second Harvest to encourage their peers to volunteer.
Students In Action
In Automotive Services
SVCTE Automotive Services is instructed by Mr. Nemeth and Mr. Walker. Both instructors are always steering students in the right direction of automotive innovation! Bryan Bravo from Del Mar High School in the Campbell Union High School District is pictured.
Hungry for more SVCTE programs? Culinary Arts, instructed by Mrs. Clark, teaches all aspects of the commercial foodservice industry. Students love the heat in the kitchen! In the San Jose Unified School District,Holly McMillan from Leland High School is pictured.
SVCTE Animation, taught by Mr. Whitman, supports students in capturing their storytelling while making their lives a little more animated! Joshua Kim from Prospect High School in the Campbell Union High School District is pictured.
MetroED Governing Board Updates
Items of interest from the February 9 MetroED Governing Board Meeting: