Education Matters


STEF WHEN STUDENTS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AT FRESNO’S CAREER TECHNICAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL… THEY WERE ALSO ENROLLED AT FRESNO CITY COLLEGE. THAT’S BECAUSE C-TEC IS A DUAL ENROLLMENT SCHOOL ALEXAN IN TONIGHT’S EDUCATION MATTERS, JUANITA STEVENSON JOINS US WITH HOW A HIGH SCHOOL WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE TRADES IS ALSO PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE. JUANITA C-TEC HIGH SCHOOL IS IN ITS SECOND YEAR AND ITS FIRST GROUP OF STUDENTS ARE NOW SOPHMORES. OFFICIALS SAY 90 PER CENT OF THOSE STUDENTS COMPLETED 15 COLLEGE CREDITS LAST YEAR AND ARE ON TRACK TO EARN THEIR ASSOCIATES DEGREES WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL. NAT SOT 28:03 CTEC, WHICH HAS AN EMPHASIS ON COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING, NOW, HAS ALMOST 200 STUDENTS ATTENDING.IT WILL CONTINUE TO ADD A NEW FRESHMAN CLASS EVERY YEAR AND EXPECTS A TOTAL ENROLLMENT OF ABOUT 400 STUDENTS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.Cg: Jonathan Delano/ Director CTECSOT UP 12:15 Jon AT THIS SCHOOL THERE IS A HUGE CONNECTION WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS …DURING THEIR FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ALREADY OUT TOURING CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING COMPANIES.SEEING FIRST HAND HOW WHAT THEY WILL LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM APPLIES TO THE WORKPLACE. Cg:Wyatt Grogan/ Student SOT UP19:13 THE OTHER BIG DRAW FOR MANY OF THESE STUDENTS IS THAT CTEC OFFERS DUAL ENROLLMENT.ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FRESNO CITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT CAROLE GOLDSMITH WAS THEIR TO LET THESE STUDENTS KNOW THEY ARE ALSO FRESNO CITY RAMS NAT SOT41:46 EVERY STUDENT AT CTEC HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN THEIR ASSOCIATES DEGREE AND GRADUATE FROM FRESNO CITY COLLEGE AT THE SAME TIME THEY GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL Cg: Jim Yovino/Fresno County Superintendent of Schools SOT UP 1:45 15 YEAR OLD LEILAH HUNT IS ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS ON TRACK TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH A ASSOCIATES DEGREE.NOW A SOPHMORE SHE WILL BE PART OF CTEC’S FIRST GRADUATING CLASScg: Leilah Hunt/ Student SOT UP 26:13 LEILAH WHO WANT’S A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL FIELD SAYS SHE WANTS OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT CTEC IS FOR ANYBODY NOT JUST THOSE LOOKING FOR CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING. SOT UP 23:01 JUANITA C-TEC IS CHARTERED BY THE FRESNO COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS IN FRESNO COUNTY. STEF STILL TO COME… PAYING OFF A BET… WITH A TUTU

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