To celebrate Career and Technical Education Month, Sussex Tech recently hosted business and industry representatives in a variety of fields to speak with students and build relationships for future partnerships and career opportunities. Businesses set up tables in the Commons and spoke with students in the cafeteria about job opportunities, career paths, and qualifications for openings after graduation. Sussex Tech partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors of Delaware on organizing the event.

Participating businesses from the construction field included Nickle Electrical, Corrado, Delaware Elevator, George & Lynch, General Refrigeration, Go Glass, I.G. Burton, Iron Source, Master Interiors, Mid-Atlantic Electrical, Sherman and Sobieski.

Other participating companies included Continental Pools, Delaware Technical Community College, First State Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Holiday Hair, Nanticoke Health Services, Sharp Energy, Short’s Marine and Sposato Landscaping.

Career and Technical Education Month, marked each February, is a national awareness campaign to celebrate the value of career and technical education, or CTE, and how CTE programs around the country help students prepare for careers in a variety of sectors. Sussex Tech is a CTE school with 18 different technical areas that students choose to concentrate in, often graduating with professional certifications or licenses that make them ready for careers directly out of high school.

 

Photos: Sussex Tech students discuss career opportunities with area business representatives covering a wide range of fields, from automotive and engineering to environmental and landscaping.

Sussex Tech students discuss careers with local business representatives for CTE Month.

Sussex Tech students discuss careers with local business representatives for CTE Month.

Sussex Tech students discuss careers with local business representatives for CTE Month.

Sussex Tech students discuss careers with local business representatives for CTE Month.