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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.



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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