Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Serra, Crawford, Kearny CTA awarded at CCTE Showcase

The crowd cheered as three groups of high school students were awarded banners and trophies at this year’s College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase.

Canstruction Uncle Sam
The High School Open category winner was Serra High’s Student Store, SuperQ, run by the Business Management and Ownership students under the guidance of teacher, Jennifer Pickering. The High School Team category winner was awarded to Crawford High’s Urban Health: Growing Healthy Urban Communities. This was an expansion of a project from 2011 and 2012 which covers five key areas of health: Food Access, Nutrition, Education, Physical, & Environment. The Coolest Project was awarded to Kearny Construction Tech Academy’s CANstruction team that built Uncle Can - We CAN Make a Difference to Stop Hunger!

This annual event connects business partners with students and teachers to develop a strong foundation for the economic future for San Diego. It is a culminating event for teachers/students to exhibit an outside of the classroom product they designed or a problem they attempted to solve with the collaboration from the business community. Students can choose to compete for prizes or simply showcase their project. This year, more than 300 industry professionals volunteered to be mentors, guest speakers, or advisors for our students.

The Showcase Panel of Judges is comprised of student teachers from the School of Teacher Education, College of Education, San Diego State University; members of the greater San Diego business community; and personnel from the Instructional Support Services Division of the District.

Winning teams received banners to display at their school site and teachers associated with the teams will receive extra funds in their 2013-2014 Instructional Supplies budget: High School Team Champion, $1,000; High School Open Champion, Expenditures must meet requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.