Posted Date: 02/12/2024
Canyon Independent School District Celebrates the Power of Career and Technology Education at Annual Luncheon
Canyon Independent School District hosted the annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Luncheon Tuesday at the Conference Center at Happy State Bank Stadium, highlighting the innovative programs and remarkable achievements of its students. The event brought together educators, students, and community leaders, emphasizing the district's commitment to empowering lifelong success and preparing students for successful careers through hands-on learning and real-world experiences.
This year's luncheon showcased the diverse range of CTE pathways available to CISD students, including health sciences, engineering, culinary arts, agriculture, construction technology, and information technology. Attendees had the unique opportunity to hear firsthand from students and teachers about the transformative impact of CTE programs.
The event featured presentations from students, and students from the culinary arts department catered the luncheon. "Our CTE programs are at the heart of our mission to equip students with the knowledge and abilities they need to thrive," said Dr. Darryl Flusche, CISD Superintendent. "The success stories shared at today’s luncheon exemplify the power of CTE to transform lives and communities."
Adding to the significance of the event, Marc Hamil, CISD Director of Secondary Leadership, remarked, "The enthusiasm and success we witnessed today at the luncheon are testaments to the dedication of our students and teachers. Our CTE programs are not just about providing education; they're about shaping futures. We're committed to expanding these opportunities, working to make sure our students can discover their passion and turn it into a prosperous career path."
The luncheon, sponsored by Happy State Bank, also served as a platform to thank the numerous local businesses and industry partners who collaborate with CISD to provide internships, mentorship, and real-life project experiences for CTE students. These partnerships are crucial in bridging the gap between education and employment, ensuring students are career-ready upon graduation.
CISD is dedicated to expanding its CTE offerings and continuing to innovate in education to meet the evolving needs of students and the workforce. For more information about CISD's CTE programs, please contact Marc Hamil, CISD Director of Secondary School Leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.