Reflecting Nevada’s effort to expand career technical education (CTE) opportunities for students, Lyon County School District (LCSD) in the state, reports that half of its students are now enrolled in at least one CTE course.
A total of 1,279 of the district’s 2,526 high school students are enrolled in at least one CTE course, according to a recent Reno-Gazette Journal article. Students can earn tuition-free college credits while in high school and industry certifications.
High schools in the district offer a variety of CTE courses, including video production, computer graphics, furniture and cabinet making, computer graphics, culinary arts and agriculture mechanics, the article noted. Fernley High School, a school in the district offers DECA, a business program in which its students won the title of Nevada state champions.
The school District is working with Nevada Rural Development, the mayors of Yerington and Fernley and the Lyon County Manager to explore out what the District must do to produce a skilled workforce, LCSD Director of Testing and Technology Scott Lommori said.
“What we’re trying to do now is give inside the schools what is needed to get an outside job,” Lommori said in the article.
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