Southeastern puts Career Technical Education programs in spotlight
Southeastern Illinois College made it possible for high school juniors and seniors to learn about learning.
In a hands-on program offered to potential incoming college students, Southeastern showcased its Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at its Applied Technology Spotlight Day on Dec. 1, a release on the college website said. Featured speakers included Larry Chambers, who works for Pepsi Mid-America.
Some of the participating programs included in the spotlight day were early childhood education, biofuels, cosmetology, information technology, welding technology, diesel technology, criminal justice and coal mining technology.
Diesel technology instructor Ralph Boots said the spotlight day greatly benefits the programs, college and community, according to the release.
“Students that may never visit our campus or are not even thinking about college get the opportunity to come and look at all SIC has to offer in a career and technical field,” Boots said in the release.
Boots added that the school’s CTE programs keep students “engaged and enrolled who might not otherwise graduate high school,” the release said.
Students can prepare for their careers and become employable, he added.