With more than 90 CTE courses across 26 programs of study offered at Frenship, students are graduating with a competitive edge for high-wage, high-demand careers across the nation. Last year alone, even with COVID-19 shutting down campuses for much of the second semester, Frenship High School students earned more than 250 industry certifications.
“One thing that is special about Frenship ISD is the variety of opportunities available for our students,” said Amy Baker, Frenship CTE Coordinator. “For students who have a specific career goal in mind, there is a clear pathway for them to accomplish their goals and have an advantage in that career field coming out of high school. The CTE program and industry certifications put them one step ahead.”
Frenship’s CTE program offers a wide variety of courses related to industries such as agriculture, technology and communications, business and marketing, architecture and construction, information technology, law enforcement, health sciences, automotive, education, culinary, engineering, and much more.
Despite a pandemic, the program and courses offered continued to expand. This year Frenship added three new programs for students to continue their hands-on career training:
Ready-Set-Teach: Students get a first-hand look at what teaching in a classroom is like by essentially acting as “student teachers.”
INCubatoredu: Students create, innovate, and apply their business skills to see an idea through from ideation to creation.
Technical Dual Credit (and Dual Language): This new program is for students in the digital communications pathway.
Baker says they are also looking at adding computer networking and certified medical assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.
“We’ve seen an increase alignment of our courses with the community and industry needs, as well as an enhanced desire to truly prepare students for real world experiences,” said Baker. “We’ve done a really good job of tweaking programs to fit where we see growth is needed and where jobs are actually occurring.”
From career awareness through career and college days in elementary and career exploration at the middle school level to actual career training in high school, Baker says the CTE program continues to see more and more students seeking perfection and capturing excellence as they chase their dream careers.
“Our CTE students really value their learning and their future. What we saw through the school closures is the students missed their CTE courses the most. They missed the hands-on learning, the clinicals, labs, time in the shops, and they missed their connections with their CTE teachers,” said Baker. “It shows our teachers truly value their success and we’ve seen better trained students and better trained graduates.”
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