Over 350 parents, students, and community members gathered at the Spring ISD Community Engagement Center on Thursday evening to kick off CTE Career Destination 2022.
“We are so excited because we are back face-to-face; our last in-person event was in 2019,” said Spring ISD CTE Director Cynthia Williams.
Career Destination 2022 featured all the different high school career pathways available in the district – from pre-med and pre-law to business, engineering, and law enforcement. Each pathway displayed project boards, photos, flyers and informational banners.
The primary purpose of the event led by the Spring ISD Career & Technical Education Department was to provide middle school students, parents, and the community an opportunity to learn more about the Spring ISD career pathway offerings by empowering students to share their own experiences with the program.
During the evening, many high school students eloquently expressed passion for their selected pathway and showed excitement by answering questions and having exciting conversations with attendees, especially with Spring ISD middle schoolers.
“What I really enjoy most about the pre-law pathway is that we have different competitions that give us real-life examples, and we get to participate in real-life activities that will actually happen in the pre-law field,” said Carl Wunsche Sr. High School Senior Kendall Bates.
Also in attendance was Anthony Amaya, Spring High School Senior. Anthony said he decided to be in the law enforcement pathway because he has always wanted to be a police officer ever since he was young. However, his ideas developed as he went through all the classes, and now he feels he wants to pursue the criminal investigation pathway.”
High school students were also open to sharing their pathway experience on video for the district accounts. They even invited students to follow their CTE pathway profiles if they could not attend the event and wanted to ask questions about the program.
“At the EMT pathway, we do very hands-on work; we go to real places, take a lot of trips and participate in several competitions. Follow us at @cwhs_emt,” said Carl Wunsche Sr. High School Senior Jessica Gutierrez.
“I’m representing the Automotive program,” Dekaney High School Junior Ruth Delgado. “And if you want to know more about it, you can follow us on Instagram at @dhsautotech.”
Here are the pathways offered in Spring ISD:
- Applied Agricultural Engineering
- Architectural Design
- Barbering (Associate of Applied Science)
- Business Management
- Computer Programming (Associate of Applied Science)
- Computer Technology
- Construction Management & Inspection
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry
- Education (Associate of Arts in Teaching)
- Emergency Medical Technician
- General Medicine
- Graphic Design
- Law Enforcement
- Media Technology
- Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
- Pharmacy & Pharmacy Technician
- Pre-Law (Associate of Applied Science Paralegal)
- Pre-Medical Studies
- Psychology & Counseling
- Systems Engineering
- Veterinary Studies
- Web Development
For more information, go to SpringISD.org/CTE.