Did you know February is Career and Technical Education Month®? Both students and those looking to change careers can benefit from CTE Month® by learning about skilled labor training and apprenticeship programs. Need help navigating? STL.works is here to help you find the path for you.
What is CTE Month?
Organized by the Association for Career and Technical Education, CTE Month celebrates educational training opportunities available for skilled labor positions. Ranging from technology to hospitality, manufacturing to culinary education, CTE classroom training programs help students learn applicable job skills tailored to their career goals.
How to Celebrate CTE Month
CTE Month was designed to help you to take charge of your career. Here’s how:
Step 1. Get educated on skilled labor in St. Louis
If you’re wondering what skilled labor is, you’re not alone. Read our blog, Skilled Labor: An Alternative To Four-Year College?, to learn about what jobs are considered skilled labor and how to start your career in skilled labor. Still in the research phase? Read our blog, Which Industries Need Skilled Labor?, to find out more on what kind of positions could be the right fit for you or someone you know.
Step 2. Share STL.works resources
For CTE Month and beyond, STL.works is your one-stop-shop for all things skilled labor. If you’re unsure of which skilled labor industry fits your interests, take our quick Find My Path career assessment. Once you’ve identified the industry for you, visit our Healthcare, Manufacturing, Technology, and Trades pages to learn more about which jobs could be for you.
If you’re looking for training and apprenticeship opportunities in St. Louis, visit our Resources Portal for the latest programs available to you without a four-year degree. Ready to make a career switch into skilled labor? Check out STL.works for how to get started today.
Step 3. Schedule an STL.works presentation for your school or employer
Calling all educators: do your students know about STL.works? Share STL.works resources with your students, colleagues, and parents and connect them with the multitude of training opportunities available in skilled labor industries. To schedule a presentation for your school or employer, submit a request on our Contact Us page.
This February, help make CTE Month a success by staying up to date on skilled labor trends, educating others on the benefits of skilled labor jobs, and getting involved. Together, we can help students and workers find their path and achieve their career goals.