On October 30, Valencia High School (VHS) hosted the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s (PYLUSD) CTE Advisory Committee on campus chaired by Cary Johnson, Director of K-12 Innovation and Technology, and facilitated by teacher Sue Sawyer.
The CTE Advisory Committee is key to providing relevant and realistic feedback on the regional workforce needs to ensure that the PYLUSD CTE programs are preparing students for high skill, high wage, and high demand careers. Esperanza High School last hosted the Committee in Spring 2018. This fall, it was the Tigers’ turn.
“We were proud to showcase our new library, as well as a few of our Val Tech Academy and CTE pathways offered to our students including Mechatronics, Networking and Cyber Security, Teacher Education, and Culinary Arts,” Principal Olivia Yaung shared.
Valencia’s teachers gave presentations and demonstrations about their classes to a large group of students, parents, staff, and managers from throughout the District, as well as local industry professionals.
“A special thank you to Hope Conant, Dwight Osborne, Amy Jensen, and Kayleigh Weingarten for the work they put into their presentations,” Yaung said.
The school’s CTE Advisory Committee members Mike Young, Tonia Bahner, Sarah Belsey, Roy Morrison, and Rachel Schiff, as well as students Sydney Shaffer, 12, and Blase Maffia, 11, also contributed to making the evening a success.