How the Tech Center can add value to your education....
The FCTC Vision
"Value Added" Education
Our goal at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is to provide an opportunity for students to learn a skill or trade outside of their typical high school experience that will propel them into life's next step. Here are a few ways we can do just that:
Graduation: Data shows that students who attend the Tech Center for CTE programs graduate at a higher rate.
Technical Attainment: Students will have the opportunity to study and sit for Industry certifications. These opportunities are usually only available to students in post-secondary or are required by employers for an individual to obtain on their own. After collaborating with both public and private industry sectors, most programs have aligned their curriculum and are offering the ability for students to sit for multiple certfications. These certifications can help build a student's career portfolio and add value to their empoyability.
Articulated/Transcripted College Credit: Students can earn college credit by attending the Tech Center. Most programs have articulations with the College of Southern Maryland, and other colleges. Some students will receive credit transerable to most colleges specializing in their program's content.
How do we acheive our goal to add value to our Tech Center students?
We will teach students to have GRIT by teaching with GRIT. With our teachers incoorporating GRIT into their classrooms, students will be able to develop a growth mindset.
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