Troy officials proclaim February Career and Technical Education Month

Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves has proclaimed February 2018 as Career and Technical Education Month in Troy.

In making the declaration, Reeves said profound economic and technological changes in today’s world place new and additional responsibilities on educational systems.

“The career and technical education programs in the Troy City School System have become a rigorous, progressive, and vital part of the total educational system, which is committed to providing students with rewarding opportunities to learn valuable career and life skills,” Reeves said. “These programs are successfully partnering with domestic and international business and industry to ensure that students are equipped with the advanced communication, time management, and leadership skills required for lifelong career success.”

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Reeves said the career and technical programs in the Troy City School System are continually providing students with opportunities to gain invaluable hands-on experience through apprenticeships, internships, and cooperative education programs.

“These programs have shown a genuine commitment to preparing students for their lives after high school by providing them opportunities to earn advanced diplomas, explore their individual career options, and receive college credit,” he said.

Two out of three high school students in Alabama participate in a career and technical program.

“Troy City Schools are committed to recruiting highly qualified and focused educators who are dedicated to ensuring that no child will be left behind,” Reeves said. “Our educators are committed to providing resources and services that enable students success in life and work.”