Metropolitan Education District

Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers

April 2020 CTE Newsletter

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April Newsletter
As we continue to navigate the shelter-in-place order for the safety and well-being of our students and families, the effort of our teachers and staff to transition to distance learning and to continue offering outstanding learning experiences for our students has been nothing short of remarkable.
We will continue to navigate our way through this pandemic. Our teachers are using Canvas, Google Classroom, live and pre-recorded video, simulations and virtual field-trips to connect with students daily. Students are completing projects, portfolios and certifications. We are proud to share that 307 students will have completed Dual Enrollment courses for college credit, and 27 students completed programs with college articulation.
We acknowledge that distance learning comes with its own set of challenges. Our teachers are committed to providing students with one on one support, online office hours to be sure each student completes their program. On May 22, Silicon Valley CTE will host virtual Student Awards Ceremony. On May 28, Silicon Valley Adult Education will be hosting a virtual Graduation Ceremony for their students.
We are pleased to thank everyone who donated to our Second Harvest Food bank fundraiser which allowed us to provide over 2,000 meals to families.
Superintendent Alyssa Lynch
Upcoming Events
  • May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 18-22: Classified Appreciation Week
  • May 22: SVCTE Virtual Award Ceremony
  • May 28: SVAE Virtual Graduation Ceremony
2,000 meals donated!
We have reached our goal of raising $1,000 and being able to provide 2,000 meals for families in need through Second Harvest. The Second Harvest of Silicon Valley provides nutritious food to those in need.
Thank you to all who contributed and made this fundraiser a success!
Student Stories
SVCTE Alum Makes & Donates Medical Supplies
Kevin Tully , a Silicon Valley Career Technical Education graduate, is making face shields using a 3D printer he reprogrammed and donating them to first responders and hospitals in the Bay Area. What a remarkable testament of the valuable hands-on education and training offered to students at SVCTE!
Evergreen Valley HS Student Selected as SkillSUSA Officer
Congratulations to Derek Thach from Evergreen Valley High School in East Side Union High School District for being selected as the SkillsUSA Officer for the 2020-2021 school year. Derek won gold for Extemporaneous Speaking at the Regional Competition held at SVCTE in January. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together.
Gunderson High School Student Fixes Car Suspension
Eloy Quezada Padilla , a Truck Mechanics student from Gunderson High School in San Jose Unified School District, is doing suspension work on his Nissan with virtual guidance from his teacher. This will improve the steering stability of the vehicle and improve safety on the road.
Westmont High School Student in Culinary Arts
Stevie Salcido, a student from Westmont High School i n Campbell Union High School District, is learning food prep styles and methods through distance learning. Students in Culinary Arts at SVCTE train to prepare stocks, cuts of meat, poultry and seafood utilizing a variety of cooking methods.
Leigh High School Student Rebuilds Engine
Daniel Morales, a Truck Mechanics student from Leigh High School in Campbell Union High School District, rebuilt the engine for his bronco for the hand-on on part of the class. He communicates daily with his teacher and continues progressing in his learning while social distancing.
COVID-19 Resources Webpage by Piedmont Hills High School Student
Leanne Mejia, a Mobile App student from from Piedmont Hills High School in East Side Union High School District, created a webpage to help students and families. It shows places that offer food and other resources during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tips to Stay Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
From cleaning your home to buying groceries, this is how we can practice social distancing and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
CDE and ACTE Resources
The California Department of Education’s Career and College Transition Division has partnered with ACTE,, and the San Diego County Office of Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness to produce eight weekly publications highlighting sector-specific lesson plans, webinars, and resources for the remainder of the school year. Learn more .
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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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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.