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Empowering the Workforce of the Future

Get to know Maryland's Career and Technology Education  programs from the people who know them best.

Maryland’s Career and Technology Education Programs prepare Maryland students for a wide range of opportunities. Upon graduation, students may continue their education or move immediately into a career.  Maryland’s innovative programs have captured the attention of a growing number of students.  Programs require varying levels of education—from high school to apprenticeships or two- and four-year college degrees. Students can earn early college credit and industry-recognized credentials.  By completing a program of study while still in high school, students unlock a world of opportunities.

MSDE talked to a number of Maryland’s Career and Technology Education students for this special video series.  Students told us, in their own words, why they chose one of these cutting edge programs.  Through these programs of study, Maryland schools are empowering the workforce of the future. 

MSDE will add a new video to this series each week for the next several weeks. Get to know Maryland's Career and Technology Education  programs from the people who know them best.

Cara Trembly - Introduction to Agriculture


At Hancock High in Washington County, senior Cara Trembly enjoys the CASE program. CASE stands for the Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education, and in it, Cara has found her field of study.

Skylar Jones, Automotive Technology


Skylar Jones, a junior at Parkside CTE in Salisbury, talks about her choice of career, and the program of Automotive Technology.

Jyrin Harmon, Collision Repair


At Parkside CTE in Salisbury, Jyrin Harmon completes his second year in the Career and Technology Collision Repair program.

Mayra Corea, Homeland Science


Mayra Corea, a junior at Joppatowne HS, talks about Homeland Science, and her hopes for a professional career.

Sierra Hixon - Horticultural Services

Sierra Hixon, a junior at Parkside CTE, talks about Horticultural Services and her experiences at the Salisbury school.

Laila Mirza, Pre-Engineering


Laila Mirza, a Senior at Worcester Technical High School, talks about her choice of Project Lead the Way's Pre-Engineering program.

Travis Pridemore - Construction Professions


Travis Pridemore, a junior in Washington County, takes a dual completer in the Construction Professions. Listen to his story from Smithsburg High.

Jalen McNeely, Geographic Information Systems

Joppatowne High senior Jalen McNeely is a photographer. He's found the Geographic Information Systems strand of Homeland Security Science very helpful in furthering his career goal.

Kaiya Mundell, Administration of Justice

Kaiya Mundell, a junior at Joppatowne HS, talks about the challenges of investigating crime scenes, in the Administration of Justice strand of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Stefany Zelaya - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Program


Stefany Zelaya pursues a career in the medical field. She's part of the Career and Technology Education program at Franklin High School in Baltimore County, where CTE is Empowering the Workforce of the Future.

Theo Jack-Monroe - Interactive Media Production

Theo Jack-Monroe, a senior at the Applications and Research Laboratory in Howard County, talks about his animation class in the Interactive Media Production program. It is one of many courses offered in Career and Technology Education.

Allison Fleming - Cybersecurity Essentials


Allison Fleming has always loved computers. The senior at Howard County's Applications and Research Laboratory has taken full advantage of her classes in Cybersecurity Essentials as Career and Technology Education Empowers the Workforce of the Future.

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