Message from WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter:

Thank you, Career and Technical Education Teachers!

Windham School District's Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers statewide are recognized in February for their dedication to training offenders. These instructors teach valuable job skills and are some of the most highly certified vocational instructors in Texas. They help equip offenders with a wide range of core academic skills, employability skills, and job-specific/technical skills.

Texas employers are currently seeking skilled tradesman, so Windham offers many Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses to meet this need. CTE courses are aligned with aggressive employment initiatives and specific training leading to industry-recognized certifications.

With more than 42 courses offered through WSD's CTE program, WSD served 14,833 CTE participants in SY16. That group of participants earned a total of 18,532 Industry Certificates. According to a recent study (WSD Biennial Evaluation and Report 2016, Texas Tech University), those who had an industry certification also had a 22.5 percent lower recidivism rate.

We thank the WSD CTE teachers and support staff for their hard work and dedication. The end result: WSD students are prepared for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Our CTE educators are helping transform lives and build a better Texas!

Thank you!

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