Wolf Administration Highlights Career and Technical Education at Dauphin County Technical School

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Dr. Noah Ortega visited Dauphin County Technical School to emphasize the importance of careers and technical education and to mark the month of CTE with administrators, faculty and students.

“Through career and technical centers, students can work with industry professionals in their schools and communities, network and network across the Commonwealth, meet the needs of the local workforce and promote the valuable role of career and technical education in our education system. These innovative programs are built on academic rigor and high expectations of learning and student success, ”Ortega said. “The achievements and successes of these students demonstrate how these schools promote the story that there are several paths for Pennsylvania students to succeed after high school.”

Continuing his commitment to creating a variety of pathways to success for students, Gov. Tom Wolfe has proposed an increase of $ 6 million for career and technical education in his final budget.

Over the past seven years, the Wolff administration has invested $ 116 million in science, computer science and technical education, including $ 80 million in the PAsmart innovation program and $ 36 million in education and training. Since 2015, the number of students in vocational and technical education who receive industry-recognized certificates has increased by 38.7 percent, and the number of certificates obtained by students enrolled in CTE programs has increased by 33.6 percent.

DCTS is a full-time comprehensive public career and technical high school that believes in teaching the entire student, focusing on both academic and student career training. DCTS offers 24 curricula for students in schools of construction and manufacturing, fine arts and information technology, health sciences and utilities, and transportation.

In addition to careers and technical education, students at DCTS can choose from a variety of classes, including both Advanced Placement (AP) classes and dual enrollment programs through the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). DCTS also offers 16 adult education courses for adults who want to learn new skills to improve their lives at home, at work or through personal growth and enrichment.

“DCTS is honored that Secretary Ortega visited our school today to recognize the importance of CTE Month and view our excellent programs as our goal at DCTS – to ensure that we give students the skills, knowledge and work ethic to become successful adults. enlist in the workforce, college or military service, ”said Dr. Karen Pflu, Administrative Director.

Dauphin County Technical School serves the entire Dauphin County. The school enrolls more than 1,000 students from 11 high schools in Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax, Harrisburg, Lower Dauphin, Middletown, Millersburg, Stilton Highspire, Susquehan and Upper Dauphin.

Dauphin County Technical School’s curriculum is based on academic and industry standards to provide students with the skills and knowledge to enter higher education or the workforce in an ever-changing, dynamic and competitive world.

CTE Month is an information campaign organized by the Association for Career and Technical Education, which is held every February to celebrate the value of CTE, as well as the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kendall Alexander – kenalexand@pa.gov

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