Metropolitan Education District

Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers

September 2019 CTE Newsletter

Read about September 2019 CTE Newsletter


760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 723-6400
Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers
Our school year continues to be full of excitement and student achievement at MetroED!
New Student Orientation and Back-to-School Night were a huge success. We have many more fun events planned for this school year, including the Haunted House, Annual Car Show, International Day, and Fashion Show.
We have a wonderful newsletter this month, which includes our appreciation of Cupertino Electric, Inc. for an equipment donation, celebration of James Burnham as the Teacher of the Year, the launch of a new alumni registration portal, and much more!
We invite you to learn more about SVCTE and SVAE on our website .
With gratitude,
Partners Spotlight
September News
James Burnham
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to James Burnham of SVCTE, Metropolitan Education District Teacher of the Year!
The Santa Clara County Office of Education will recognize James at the 50th Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration on October 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Campbell Heritage Theater.
Student Trip to Therma!
On Tuesday, September 24, twenty-nine SVCTE HVAC students took part in a field trip to Therma in San Jose. The students were treated to a tour of the entire facility, including the engineering, estimating, welding, fabricators, and service departments. For over 50 years, Therma has been delivering client-driven mechanical solutions as one of California’s leading commercial HVAC contractors.
SVAE Library Trip!
On Tuesday, September 17, Kerry Martin , Silicon Valley Adult Education Transition Specialist, took thirty ESL students to the Pearl Avenue Library in San Jose. This was the first trip of its kind. The librarian offered to come to campus or hold online workshops to support ESL students on their journey.
GlobalGiving Update
MetroED launched its first GlobalGiving Campaign on Wednesday, September 4 to help students compete at SkillsUSA . Thus far we have generated close to $3,000 towards our goal! Thank you to the generous donors.
Our Community Came Together on 9/11
SVCTE Fire Science students and teacher, Phil Gonzalez , led the pledge of allegiance and a moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001.
Appreciation to Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Thank you to Cupertino Electric, Inc. for donating supplies to the Electrical Maintenance program at SVCTE for the fourth year in a row.
Ray Sugden, Electrical Maintenance instructor, and our students are very grateful for the generosity and continued support of our program.
NEW! Alumni Registry
If you (or anyone you know) is a graduate of our programs, register below for upcoming alumni events.
  • San Jose Technical High School (1917-1968)
  • San Jose Regional Vocational Center (1968-1982)
  • Central County Occupational Center, CCOC (1982-2014)
  • Silicon Valley Career Technical Education, SVCTE (2014-today)
Medical Science Careers Student Demonstrates the Head-to-Toe Assessment
Betiel Tekleab , SVCTE Medical Science Careers student from Westmont High School, demonstrates the Head-to-Toe Assessment in this video. Our students graduate with real world skills for success!
Career Pathways Trust Grant Recognition
On September 16, the MetroED team received recognition from Alexandra Duran , Dean of Workforce & Economic Development at San Jose Evergreen Community College District, for providing exceptional support, dedication, and expertise over the past four years for the Career Pathways Trust Grant. During this time, 52,424 students were registered in pathway courses and received innovative support services.
A Successful Back-to-School Night
Thank you to everyone who made Back-to-School Night a success!
Parents came to campus on September 16 to explore various SVCTE programs and attend teacher presentations. We had a great turnout.
You Shop. Amazon gives to MetroED.
Support the MetroED Foundation with just a click!
Click the link below. Bookmark the page. Shop.
Listen to Alyssa's Recent Interview
The Bay Area Beat recently interviewed Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent of Metropolitan Education District, regarding the history of Silicon Valley CTE Center and Silicon Valley Adult Education.
Explore Our Programs
We teach eligible high school students to succeed in careers and college in a professional, hands-on environment. Students explore and develop technical skills that will lead them to success in higher education or the workplace.
Our adult education school offers classes for free or at a very low cost. We provide a supportive learning environment that prepares students to achieve their fullest potential by empowering them with skills to succeed in a local and global society.
Parent Nights Oct. 8-10
We have many fun events planned for the year, including the Haunted House, Annual Car Show, Holiday Open House, International Day, and Fashion Show. A few of our upcoming campus events:
  • October 8, 9, 10: SVCTE Career Exploration "Parent Nights"
  • October 30 & 31: Haunted House
Campus Tour Dates
Visit the state-of-the-art classrooms with the most cutting-edge equipment in Silicon Valley. Our two-hour tour will include a brief introduction to MetroED, Career Technical Education, and Adult Education programs.
  • November 8
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 3
Tutors Needed at SVAE
Volunteers make a difference in our students’ lives! Volunteer your time to tutor one-on-one with adult students who are completing credits for their high school diploma or learning English. Tutors are needed once or twice a week, morning or evening.
Available Positions
We are currently seeking applicants for several positions at MetroED.
If you (or anyone you know) would like to join our team, please share the link below for open positions:
Proud Partnership With:
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.