Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education
The lost of in-person learning in the Career Technology Education courses has effected the students hands on training. This is a major problem as we are sending students into the working world or their chosen industry career unprepared with the needed skills to perform the task in a safe and effective manner. The use of the ESSER III funds will be used for remediation in the area of hands on skills training which relate to each CTE program VACTE offers. The teachers and industry purchased service specialist will work on weekends so the student can be training in real life situations for skills attainment. The students will benefit from the hands on training and be able to take an industry certification test which will help with entry level of approve employment in the future. Several of the students come from low economic families and the need for a skills students to enter the workforce to provide for the family has been determined to be of high need in our school district. They use of summer school and weekend will allow the students to focus during the week on their academic courses and the academic part of the CTE program. The extra training on the weekends and during the summer will give them a real perspective and hands on training for their future career or jobs. The student ethnic background is not an issue all of the students need hands on training so they can perform in a safe and reasonable manner once on a job site. We believe this is a strong solution to meet the needs of the students in the Verde Valley and Sedona. Several groups from all race and economic backgrounds has given VACTE feedback on what the funds should be used for.