CTE Week: Business, Education, Hospitality and Tourism

Quick Fact about CTE: 45% of students say CTE courses provide them with real-world examples that help them better understand academic classes.

Here’s a tidbit about Business.  Fortune Magazine’s List of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies Includes 13 headquartered in Texas.  Texas CPA and accounting organizations provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to Texas students pursuing accounting degrees.

Today, we recognize our Business, Education and Hospitality and Tourism teachers.  Here is some information about these Pathways.

BUSINESS: In Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketing, and finance.

EDUCATION: Principles of Education and Training is designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the education and training career cluster. Students use self-knowledge and educational and career information to analyze various careers within the education and training career cluster. Students will also gain an understanding of the basic knowledge and skills essential to careers within the education and training career cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student’s interest area.

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM: The hospitality and tourism industry encompasses lodging; travel and tourism; recreation, amusements, attractions, and resorts; and restaurants and food beverage service. The hospitality and tourism industry maintains the largest national employment base in the private sector. Students use knowledge and skills that meet industry standards to function effectively in various positions within this multifaceted industry. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

If you have interest in any of these pathways, please see your counselor or a CTE teacher for more information.

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