October 30, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019—Cypress Springs High School welcomed future Panthers to the third annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Fair on Oct. 26.
Students met Cypress Springs CTE teachers, Lone Star College representatives and local business leaders, heard remarks from Cypress Springs principal Dr. Cheryl Henry, Director of CTE Denise Kubecka and other CTE educators, and were divided into four groups and shown different certification classes offered at Cypress Springs.
“The fair is beneficial because when students choose their courses, they’re more prepared,” said Leonora Glasper, Cypress Springs CTE counselor and program coordinator. “If you want to be a nurse, we have the health science track. If you want to work in mechanics and you like working with cars, we have auto tech. We want these students to leave high school with not only a diploma but be certified.”
Students were escorted to different CTE classes by the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets. Classes included Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Culinary, Engineering, Health Science and Child Development, Animation, Video Production and Agriculture. Lone Star College and local businesses were available to speak with students about opportunities after high school.
“I believe every child needs to have a purpose,” Glasper said. “Everyone has a purpose, but they may not know what that is yet. That’s why we do this fair so students can see what lies ahead and what their purpose can become.”
More than 64 industry certification opportunities are available to students through CTE courses across CFISD. Training and preparation for the exam are free for most the certifications. All students need to pay for is the exam fee.