Metropolitan Education District

Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers

December 2019 CTE Newsletter

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San Jose, CA 95136
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Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers
As the first semester of the 2019-20 school year draws to a close, we are very proud of the work taking place in our programs at SVCTE and SVAE.
At SVCTE, our new student-run student store has been a huge success. Our Fire Science/First Responder program earned a California School Board Golden Bell Award, and the MetroED Foundation successfully launched GlobalGiving and AmazonSmile programs raising over $4,000.00 for SkillsUSA student competitions.
At SVAE, student enrollment continues to rise, the Testing Center is thriving, and Work2Future continues to help connect our students to jobs.
This newsletter features information about program guest speakers, and we have several student testimonials. Feel free to share the videos with students and families that can benefit from learning about our programs.
With gratitude,
Superintendent Alyssa Lynch
Latest News
Fire Science/First Responder wins Golden Bell Award!
Fire Science/First Responder was awarded the 2019 Golden Bell Award by the California School Boards Association for excellence in teaching and preparing students to thrive in both college and careers.
Congratulations to Phil Gonzales and Oscar Tovar, Fire Science/First Responder instructors!
SVAE Holiday Sing-A-Long
Over 70 people attended the annual Adult ED Holiday Sing-A-Long. Students and teachers joined together in singing holiday songs and spread the holiday cheer. "Silent Night" was sung in German, Vietnamese, Farsi, Spanish, English, and Mandarin. It was a really fun event for everyone. We hope you can join next year!
2020 Student Testimonials
Santa Teresa HS Student Testimonial: Fire Science
Mackenzie Baldi, Silicon Valley Career Technical Education student from Santa Teresa HS in East Side Union HSD, shared with the MetroED Board how the Fire Science/First Responder program helped her develop discipline and focus. She looks forward to enrolling in college after graduation!
Willow Glen HS Student Testimonial: Fashion
Onasis Greenwell from Willow Glen High School in San Jose USD attended the MetroED Board meeting in November to share how the Fashion Design and Textile Art Program helped him develop his technical and creative skills.
Santa Teresa HS Student Testimonial: Fire Science
Gabriel Ramos from Del Mar HS in Campbell Union HSD shared with the MetroED Board how the Fire Science/First Responder program created an environment where he could learn to work with others, act professionally and with integrity to become a firefighter. He was accepted to the San Jose Fire Explorer Post 888 after graduation.
Evergreen HS Graduate Testimonial: Fashion
Oscar Arreola returned to campus to tell the MetroED Board how the Fashion Design and Textile Art program influenced his academic and career success. Oscar is a graduate of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education from Evergreen High School.
SVAE Student Testimonial: ESL
Saira Valeria Espino shared with the MetroED Board why she likes the ESL Intermediate class at Silicon Valley Adult Education. When she spoke to the Board, she had only been in the U.S. for one month.
Recent Events
80 Guests Attend Fashion & Culinary Brunch
The Fashion Design & Textile Art Program collaborated with the Culinary Arts Program to host a formal Winter Brunch. This was an exciting opportunity for students to practice their soft skills as future professionals. Among the 80 guests that attended the event were industry professionals from Nordstrom and West Valley College, as well as district members.
Law Enforcement and Veterinary Science Host Captain Jay Tarrando
Capt. Jay Tarrando from the City of San Jose Animal Control Services came to campus to present to students of Law Enforcement and Veterinary Science. He discussed the intersectional role Animal Control Services plays in keeping animals and people safe in our community with their knowledge of the law and animal safety.
Medical Sciences & Health Careers Host University Counselor
Medical Sciences & Health Careers students attended a presentation by Taylor Chesney, a representative from Grand Canyon University. Taylor shared tips on succeeding in college, dorm life, and the various career tracks available in medical science and health careers.
Mechatronics Engineering Students Test Drive Ohmni Robot
Sean Leatigaga from Ohmni Labs came to present to students in the Mechatronics Engineering program. He brought with him Ohmni Labs' cutting-edge telepresence technology. Students were able to remotely control the Ohmni Supercam Telepresence Robot from their laptop and learn about the technology behind its development.
Work2future & SVAE!
Tracy Smith, Silicon Valley Adult Education Counselor/Transition Specialist, hosted a table with Work2future . Work2future helps job seekers obtain the skills and training they need to find a job. SVAE students were able to get information on the various opportunities for support available through Work2future.
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)
You Shop. Amazon gives to MetroED.
If you shop on Amazon, please consider ordering through Amazon Smile with the MetroED Foundation selected as the non-profit beneficiary. A portion of the purchase will go back to this community.
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.
Fuel the Dreams of Our Students
Make a Difference!
Your donation will provide enriching experiences such as field trips, SkillsUSA competitions and much needed equipment for hands-on and project-based learning.
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.
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 3
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:
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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.