Mercer County Technical Education Center (MCTEC) Recruitment and Technical Center Facilitator Kimberly Rotenberry places great value on career technical education programs. From her perspective, these programs provide students with invaluable opportunities to apply and hone their skills through hands-on learning experiences, fostering a sense of self-assurance in their ability to tackle real-world tasks. By the end of these programs, students emerge with a robust skill set, industry certifications, and college credits, facilitating a smoother transition to the next phase of their educational journey upon graduation.  In terms of recruiting efforts, Rotenberry actively engages with students in middle schools, introducing them to the diverse array of programs offered by the MCTEC, and ultimately inviting them to experience firsthand the possibilities that await them at the center.