March 2020 CTE Newsletter

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Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers
As we celebrate CTE Month in February, thank you for your ongoing support of MetroED. As you may have seen in the recent announcement, sixty-two SVCTE students participated at the Regional SkillsUSA competition and forty-three will advance to compete at the state level in April. Our students won thirteen gold medals, eleven silver medals, and nine bronze medals!
Enrollment is currently open for Fall 2020, juniors and seniors should see their school counselors to apply to our program. View a list of the incredible hands-on training programs we offer to high school and adult students on our website .
I hope you can join us for the Annual Car Show and Fashion Show in May. Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers will also be joining us on May 8th for the second SkillsUSA National Signing day—signifying that choosing a career is just as important as choosing a college.
Thank you for your ongoing support of CTE and consider sharing this newsletter with your colleagues.
With gratitude,
Superintendent Alyssa Lynch
SVCTE Student Store Now Open
Daily from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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Upcoming Events
  • Annual Car Show: May 1, 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • SkillsUSA National Signing Day: May 8, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. with 49er Jimmy Garoppolo at our center
  • Fashion Show: May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hub
  • ACSA Awards: May 8 at 5:00 p.m. at Villa Ragusa, Campbell
Celebrate Our Students!
Forty-three SVCTE Students Advance to SkillsUSA State Competition
Join me in celebrating the success of these outstanding Silicon Valley CTE students who participated in the Regional SkillsUSA competition. SVCTE students won thirteen gold medals, eleven silver medals, and nine bronze medals with ten additional students also advancing to the state level.
Recent Events
1,300 Students Attended SVCTE-MAPin College & Career Fair
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Career Pathways - MAPin hosted a very successful College and Career Fair. Students were hired on the spot! Others found internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Forty colleges and partners shared exciting opportunities with our students.
32 Adult Students Complete Advanced ESL
Congratulations to Silicon Valley Adult Education Advanced ESL completers! We offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes from basic literacy to advanced levels. Classes assist students in developing reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills to succeed in a global society.
Student Testimonials
Oak Grove HS Student: HVAC
Alexander, Silicon Valley Career Technical Education student from Oak Grove High School in East Side Union High School District , shared with the MetroED Board how the HVAC program helped him develop his technical skills and get his EPA Certification. Alexander won a silver medal at the Regional SkillsUSA Competition. Congratulations, Alexander!
Santa Teresa HS Student: Metals Technology
Aydin, a senior at Santa Teresa High School in East Side Union High School District , shares how the Metals Technology program taught him the importance of hard work, consistency and focusing on building his craft. He plans to join a union or go into law enforcement after graduation.
Students in Action
Del Mar High School Fashion Student
Katiana Perez from Del Mar High School in Campbell Union High School District is learning how to apply art elements and design principles using the state-of-the-art sewing machines! SVCTE Fashion Design & Textile Art Program offers UC (“f”) Fine Arts credits with hands-on learning focused on introducing students to the fashion industry career pathways. The class explores different art mediums including technology, illustration, photography, cosmetology, sewing, and pattern making.
Piedmont Hills HS Student in Construction Technology
Angela Le from Piedmont Hills High School in East Side Union High School District is taking elevation measurements as part of the training in the Construction Technology program at SVCTE. Angela won a gold medal at the Regional SkillsUSA Competition. She will be competing at the state level in April. Congratulations, Angela!
Leland HS Student in Mobile App Design & Computer Coding
Christopher Lo from Leland High School in San Jose Unified School District is modifying his mobile application to display properly in landscape mode. In SVCTE Mobile App Design & Computer Coding, students learn to design, code and deploy mobile applications.
Milpitas HS Student: Film & Video Production
Arianna Valliant is a senior from Milpitas High School enrolled in Film and Video Production at SVCTE. In this program, she is learning how to write scripts for television and film, storyboarding, directing, and sound design engineering. The Film and Video Production Program offers industry-leading cameras and recording devices for an unparalleled hands-on training experience.
Los Gatos HS Student: Auto Body Refinishing
Matias Werner from Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos-Saratoga UHSD is starting to work on his most ambitious auto body project! In Auto Body Refinishing, students learn restoration techniques to prepare the surface of vehicle parts for finishing spray painting and detailing work.
Santa Clara HS Student: Mechatronics Eng.
Christopher Hernandez, a senior from Santa Clara HS in Santa Clara USD , is learning how to design, build, and program a microcontroller for a robot in the Mechatronics Engineering Program. In this class, students learn C++ and Python coding to direct microcontroller parts. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices.
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.
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