Career Technical Education
Continues over the Summer
This summer, close to 200 students participated in several Career Technical Education (CTE) enrichment classes. The week long courses in Fire Science, Building and Construction Trades, Transportation, Career Readiness, and Arts, Media and Entertainment were offered to Poway Unified School District students at no cost and as part of CTE's career exploration focus. Enrichment classes were also offered to middle and elementary schools students through the Youth Enrichment Program (YEP).
Exposing students at an early age to career pathways ensures that students are prepared to compete in a global economy and that our students will be well positioned to meet the state and regional workforce needs of the 21st century.

A CTE pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student's area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career.
Construction Class Builds a Tiny Home
Students participated in a four-week Building and Construction Trades (BCT) class at Mt. Carmel High School. The first week was dedicated to safety and 23 students received their OSHA 10 certification. The following three weeks, students embarked on building a tiny home. This hands-on project provided students with relevant, high quality and challenging career-related experience. In addition, students from different high schools enhanced their problem solving, collaboration and communication skills as they worked together to complete this ambitious project.

Class instructor Joe Ismay and volunteer, Bruce May worked along-side the students to finish the exterior of the tiny home, which will make its way to Poway High School. The BCT Pathway will be offered at Poway High School this Fall and is open to all high school students district-wide. Classes will focus on career awareness, career exploration, skill preparation and the foundations of the building and construction trades industry. 
Auto Class Provides Hands-on Experience
The Transportation Industry plays a crucial role in our society and economy. As the transportation industry sector continues to expand significantly, employment opportunities will continue to grow for years to come in a vast range of transportation-related occupations. Today, students must learn to adapt to changing technology and repair techniques as vehicle components and systems become increasingly sophisticated and require technical proficiency. This Transportation Pathway is offered at both Poway and Mt. Carmel High Schools.
AME Class Debuts Film, The Sidekick
Seventeen Poway Unified School students participated in a two-week Arts, Media & Entertainment (AME) Summer Cinema Workshop held at Rancho Bernardo High School this summer. The course culminated with a short film, "The Sidekick," which debuted at Angelika Film Center & Cafe. The film is about a woman who is mistaken for a superhero and does in fact help save the day with her sidekick. "Students had to go through every phase of film production," said Ross Kalen, digital media production teacher at Rancho Bernardo high school.

The free CTE workshop provided students with an opportunity to explore the AME Pathway and work with industry professionals to create the film. In addition, students learned about the various jobs and skills needed to produce a film. AME classes are offered all PUSD high schools. To see the film, click below.
Prior to the shoot, students learned how to work on state of the art equipment at Studio 701. "By the end of the workshop, students have learned so much that they will be qualified to work on any film set," said Mike Brueggemeyer, Rancho Bernardo High school teacher. This film was made possible with the help of the following mentors and partners in education who volunteered to work with students on this film. A big thank you to: James Parker, Jeremy Svenson, Jim Tieper, Keita Ishibashi. Click on buttons below to learn more.
Internship Opportunities Wanted!!
This summer Code Ninja Rancho Bernardo and Code Ninja Poway provided several students with internship and work experience opportunities. Local and community minded business owners understand that learning does not just happen in the classroom.

Interns had the opportunity to apply the computer science knowledge, skills and concepts learned in the classroom while helping younger students develop their coding skills. They also were able to observe the skills and demands of running a small business, while enhancing their collaboration, communication and problem solving.

An internship provides students the chance to network, meet mentors, and build contacts in a particular industry. More importantly, an internship experience may also help a student decide whether to pursue a certain field of study.
Host an Intern
By hosting an intern, an employer can increase productivity in the workplace, and at the same time, help to shape our future workforce. Interns offer employers innovative ideas, a different perspective and a willingness to learn and contribute to the workplace. Just as students reap the benefits, an employer mentoring, teaching and guiding them in their learning processes, employers can learn just as much from their interns.

For more information, contact Dolores Canizales at 858-668-4028.
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