May 2022 CTE Newsletter



June 2, 2022

CTE Newsletter Vol. 8 Issue 6

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Superintendent's Message

Hello Alyssa,


The end of the year is here, and I am incredibly proud to see high school and adult education students complete their programs.


May is the time of year we acknowledge our outstanding students. In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of our SVAE graduates and our outstanding SVCTE students.


On May 20, 120 SVCTE students received more than $10,000 in scholarships and financial awards. On May 26, SVAE awarded $4,000 in scholarships to eight adult graduates, and all 41 graduates walked across the stage, a tradition that returned after a two-year hiatus. 


We wish you a fun and joyous summer!


Stay safe and well,

Alyssa Lynch



Adult Education Summer Classes June 6-30


SVAE will offer 4-weeks of summer school classes Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to

11:30 a.m. Including ESL, High School Equivalency, and a Child Development Certificate Introduction class.


For more information and to register for a summer class call 408-723-6450.

CTE Summer Exploration June 6-30

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Summer is a great time to explore and learn about career technical education opportunities! Students will rotate through fun and interactive STEAM topics while “learning by doing.” 


SVCTE is offering 4-weeks of "Career Exploration" that will provide 10 Elective Credits for 9-12 grade students

MetroED News and Highlights


Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) celebrated 41 High School Diploma graduates and 14 High School Equivalency completers on May 26


Of the 55 students, seven earned Academic Distinction with a GPA or equivalent of 3.6 or higher. Eight High School Diploma students were awarded scholarships towards their post-secondary education.


Keynote speaker, Quency PhillipsExecutive Director, Building Back Better;

Chief Equity Officer, addressed Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. High School Diploma graduate Kimberly Ramirez shared her story "You're Never Too Old," and High School Equivalency student Leslie Amaya gave a fantastic speech on "Hang In There." Both student speakers did an outstanding job. 


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SVCTE Student Awards


Nearly 120 SVCTE students were honored at the 53rd Annual Awards Ceremony held on May 20. More than $10,000 in scholarships and financial honors were awarded for the 2021-22 school year. Certificates were presented to students in two main categories: Outstanding and Achievement. Other notable awards included:


  • Superintendent’s Award - Crystal Trinh from Piedmont Hills High School in the East Side Union High School District
  • Principal’s Award - Kylie Nguyen from Evergreen Valley High School in the East Side Union High School District
  • Merit Award - Samuel Wu from Leland High School in the San Jose Unified School District
  • Los Altos Sunset Rotary Scholarship - Marissa Jimenez from Adult Education and Edgar Quezada Padilla from Gunderson High School in the San Jose Unified School District


Click here to view photos from the 2022 SVCTE Awards Ceremony!

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16th Annual Custom & Classic Car Show


Thanks to all our attendees, exhibitors, and 200 car entries for this year’s Custom & Classic Car Show held on May 6. The car show raised over $14,000 with $5,000 each donated by Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG) and McKinley Educational Initiative.


All proceeds go directly to support students competing in SkillsUSA competitions. We want to thank the following sponsoring businesses and individuals for their help at this year’s car show: 

  • DGDG (Video by DGDG)
  • McKinley Educational Initiative
  • MetroED Foundation
  • All Ford Parts 
  • A & M Motor Supply
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Wesco Paint & Supply
  • Pam & Bob Snap-On
  • Tu Fav Boutique
  • Robert F. Paredes 
  • Thomas Little
  • Dennis Burnett
  • NSRA Northern California
  • SVCTE Culinary
  • SVCTE Construction Technology
  • SVCTE Metals Technology
  • SVCTE Fashion Design & Textile Art
  • SVCTE Law Enforcement
  • SVCTE Mechatronics
  • SVCTE Auto Body   
  • SVCTE Classified Staff
  • Bob McTaggart and Nathan Chukes
  • Tricia Zomara, Loretta Cota, and Ed Vanhagen
  • Steve Azevedo

We appreciate your generous support of SkillsUSA and hope everyone enjoyed socializing and looking at some unique cars! Click here to view more photos.


Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian Tours SVCTE


On April 28, Supervisor Joe Simitian visited MetroED and toured the SVCTE campus with MetroED Governing Board Vice President Brian Wheatley, Governing Board Clerk Chris Norwood, Governing Board Member Katherine Tseng, Superintendent Alyssa Lynch, Board Clerk for Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Cynthia Chang, and Board Member Phyllis Tung from Saratoga Elementary District.


Supervisor Simitian visited classrooms where he saw the future workforce pipeline of Santa Clara County. The talented students demonstrated their knowledge through their hands-on experience. He stated, "Career training and college prep for the 21st century. These are students with a future!" Click here to view more photos of the tour.

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SVCTE Students Win 14 Medals at SkillsUSA State Competition


On April 21-24, 36 Silicon Valley Career Technical (SVCTE) students participated in the SkillsUSA 55th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference. Fourteen students medaled in their category. The six gold medalists are eligible to move on to the National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 20-24 in Nashville, TN. Read more

Students In Action

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In Fire Science/First Responder


In the SVCTE Fire Science/First Responder course, students display their honor guard presentation at SVCTE Awards Ceremony. The aisle tenders were pictured: Annalysia Masso from Piedmont High School in the East Side Union High School District and Belete Monti from Del Mar High School in the Campbell Union High School District.

In Animation


In the SVCTE Animation course, students acquire figure drawing, cell animation, and 2D and 3D computer animation skills. Animation student Joshua Kim (from Prospect High School in the Campbell Union High School District) draws on the touch-screen monitor and animates with Adobe Flash, an industry-standard software used to design vector graphics and animation for television and online video website application and video games.


SVAE Student Receives ACSA Recognition


The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 8 and its board members named SVAE student Xiomara Saucedo as an Every Student Succeeding 2022 Awardee. MetroED is honored to have a student from SVAE be commemorated for this award. To learn more about Xiomara, click this video here.

MetroED Foundation Board


The MetroED Foundation invites you to help launch an Alumni Program! 


Spread the word to anyone you know that attended SJTH, RVC, CCOC, SVCTE, SVAE, and MAEP about this new program launching in the Fall of 2022.


Sharing your Time, Talent, Treasure, and success stories will significantly impact the development of this new program. 


Your ideas will influence the future of the Alumni Program, and the goal is to provide YOU with a way to get connected and stay connected.


Thank you,


Peter Vrabel


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We are currently seeking applicants that would be an excellent fit for our team. 


The district pays full health benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including dental, vision, and an employee assistance program. Click below to learn more.

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MetroED Governing Board Updates

May 11 MetroED Governing Board Meeting:


Visit our Agenda Online page to view upcoming MetroED Board meeting agendas, and past meeting minutes, and access our MetroED Board Policies.


Next meeting: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.

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