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Career and Technical Education Month
It is my pleasure to present to you the sixth issue of Army Education News & Updates. The U.S. Army is proud to offer more than 150 military occupational specialties (MOS) to its Soldiers. In light of the many options available for our Nation’s youth in the civilian world, it is worthwhile to educate our students on the available opportunities open to them in the military as well. With this in mind, I invite you to learn more about career and technical education this month.
The month of February is Career and Technical Education Month (CTE) with this year’s theme being, Learning Today, Earning Tomorrow! Career and technical education is vital to our Nation’s success and national security as it educates and trains students to develop an expertise in a particular technology. I invite you to visit the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) website to learn more about technical education and CTE activities.
I challenge educators to continue to emphasize each student’s unique strengths as this will help guide each youth into a meaningful and successful career path. The U.S. Army is proud to partner with the education community to ensure the future success of our Nation’s youth.
Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley
U.S. Army Accessions Command
PARTNER ORGANIZATION PROFILE
DECA is an association which prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the world.
GO ARMY ADVOCATES
The Go Army Advocates website, www.goarmyadvocates.com, is a community site which serves as an area for business and community leaders, educators and other supporters to develop a core understanding of the U.S. Army, Army service and the Soldier experience, share best practices and meet and connect with other Army advocates across the nation.
Junior Solar Sprint Program
The Junior Solar Sprint Program gives a standard motor and solar panel to middle school kids who design and craft model solar electric cars. In the process of creating their car students learn and apply skills in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, teamwork and problem solving.
U.S. Army Hosts 18 Area High Schools at 2011 Army Strong Zone
The 11th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl was held in San Antonio at the Alamodome on Saturday, 8 JAN. While the main highlight of the week was the classic East vs. West match-up of the finest high school football players in the nation, just outside the Alamodome was another exciting exhibit--the Army Strong Zone. On Thursday, 6 JAN, 18 local schools participated in a tour of the 129,000 square foot Army Strong Zone, where the Army's newest technology was showcased.