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Career and Technical Education

is for all students

San Mateo County Office of Education provides support meeting the CTE needs of all our students.  We work towards aligning students needs with local industry helping support CTE programs within the schools.

CTE Steering Committee Meeting 3/10/16

INDUSTRY   -   EDUCATION   -   WORKFORCE

“The first CTE Steering Committee meeting was very successful.  This meeting hosted over 20 Industry Partners, Workforce Development as well as educators from both the County Office of Education as well as the high school districts.  The basic message from our presenters was “the future is now”.  We learned about the myriad of new career opportunities our region offers from the emerging water industry to the new  advanced technology in the auto industry, to the biotech and high tech industries.  It is imperative to have business and industry’s knowledge, informing education of new advancements and changes in the workforce.  Along with technical skills and knowledge every industry representative spoke about the need to teach “soft” or 21st Century Essential skills to all students.  We look forward to our next meeting, September 22, 2016.”

Success in the New Economy


According to Dr. Kevin Fleming his six step model to help students become more “career intelligent” include the following:

  1.  Self-Exploration.  Students should ask themselves, “What do I love to do? As well as “What am I good at doing?”
  2. Career Exploration.  Students should explore “What can I get paid to do?” and “What occupations/industries are a high priority and are emerging?”
  3. Verify your career goal alignment with your personality and skills.
  4. Set a tentative career goal.
  5. Education and Training Research.  Investigate and verify the multiple paths to your initial goa (work experience, job shadowing, interviews, apprenticeships)
  6. Establish an educational plan. 

Please also watch his 9 minute video “Success in the New Economy”--interesting new perspectives to ponder.

 

 

 

C+C=S: Communication and Collaboration Equals Synergy

Dr. Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg's Presentation

 

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Powerpoint Presentation 2016.ppt

 

"This 60 minute workshop is designated to teach two of the most important 21st Century skills: communication and collaboration.  Based on the presenter's own research and practice, participants will learn how to synthesize various communication strategies.  This interactive session teaches how to build knowledge and confidence in their own ability to effectively teach communication and collaboration skills.  The participants will leave with lessons designed to embed communication and collaboration into any curriculum."


 

News

3/28/16

The Next Revolution in the Auto Industry

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-next-revolution-in-the-car-industry

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Meet

Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg, Ed.D.

vjlundeberg@smcoe.org

(650) 598-2007

Dr. Jacobson-Lundeberg is passionate about aligning student Career and Technical Education needs with the needs of industry within San Mateo County’s K-14 education system.  She obtained a doctorate with a focus on empowering students using 21st Century Skills. She has published her research findings in the International Vocational and Education (IVETA) Journal and California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAEPA), “Pedagogical Implementation of 21st Century Skills.  She has created workshops for teachers, given talks at local, state, national and international conferences, lobbied at both state and federal levels, was the fellow for California’s CTE Professional organization and participated in the year-long Leadership for Development Institute (LDI) creating a new CTE delivery design for California’s K-12 Educational system.

What is CTE? 
It is an education system that combines rigorous academic classes with industry specific knowledge and skills to prepare students both for direct entry into industry sectors and postsecondary education.