Today is first day of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, an annual public awareness campaign designed to celebrate the accomplishments of CTE students across the country. Nearly 6,000 students in 31 District schools participate in career preparatory programs like engineering, early childhood education, and health-related fields to name just a few.

To celebrate the month, the School District of Philadelphia’s CTE Division and the City of Philadelphia have organized several events throughout the month that are open to the public and highlight the unique benefits of CTE education. Join us at any of these events!

440 Student Artwork Display
February 1-16 | All day
The Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street
Drop by the School District of Philadelphia to view artwork created by talented CTE students.

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Monday, February 12 | 9-3pm
The Education Center
440 N. Broad Street, Comp Lab B
Stop by the School District of Philadelphia’s Education Center to catch some accounting students in action as they serve as IRS VITA tax preparers.

CTE CONNECT Community Fair
Tuesday, February 13 | 5-7:30pm
Dobbins High School, 2150 W. Lehigh Ave.
Join Murrell Dobbins CTE High School for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Fair connecting students, parents, and community members to CTE jobs and opportunities. Registration starts at 4:30pm. 

Health Related Technology Fair
Friday, February 16 | 11-3pm
The Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street
Students in CTE HRT programs will highlight their skills, including performing blood pressure readings, assessing height and weight, calculating BMI’s, and demonstrating hands-only CPR.

CTE Star Student Ceremony
Wednesday, February 21 | 5-7pm
City Hall, Reception Room
A student from each District school with a CTE program will be honored at an awards ceremony with Mayor Kenney.

CTE Month Mastbaum High School CTE Annual Ceremony
Wednesday, February 28 | 8-10AM
3116 Frankford Ave
CTE awards ceremony for parents, teachers, and industry partners.

Visit the School District of Philadelphia’s website for more information on programs and opportunities.