Conference guest speakers included West Virginia Department of Tourism (Tourism) Secretary Chelsea Ruby who shared details about Tourism Works. This workforce development partnership between the WVDE and Tourism prepares CTE students for opportunities in that industry.
West Virginia Chancellor of Higher Education Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. in the Bright Ballroom. She will offer insights on how students can prepare for future employment through a variety of pathways and dual credit courses.
CTE students are building entrepreneurial and workforce skills through a variety of CTE student-led businesses that they create and manage. These include The Miner Café at Mingo Central High School in Mingo County; The Funky Florist at Hundred High School in Wetzel County; and The Good Gauley Coffee Company at the Nicholas County Career and Technical Center (NCCTC), among others. In partnership with Tourism, NCCTC students also designed and constructed the Almost Heaven swings placed at scenic locations throughout West Virginia.
Learn more about West Virginia’s CTE programs.
For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us.