ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday, Enterprise Mayor William E. Cooper and officers from Enterprise City Schools’ Career Tech student organizations proclaimed the month of February as Career and Technical Education Month in the City of Enterprise.
Enterprise City Schools Career & Technology Center (ECTC) Principal and Director Cami McClenny, said she is proud of the students and teachers.
“Career and technical education seek to not only teach content, but also to provide students with the soft skills they need to be successful in today’s workplace,” McClenny said. “We teach skills like showing up, being on time, getting along with others, staying off cell phones during work hours, customer service, interview skills, how to shake hands, and the list goes on and on.”
Mayor Cooper emphasized the importance of the program by saying “Career and technical education programs in the Enterprise City Schools System have become a rigorous, progressive, and vital part of the total educational system.”
McClenny says that her love for career tech goes back to her high school days.
“My experience in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) paved the way for my career as an
educator,” McClenny said. “I will forever be grateful to the teachers who saw potential in me and
encouraged me to be involved and compete in FBLA.”
Last year, almost 2,000 Enterprise High School students took a least one career and technical education class McClenny said. Among those, nearly 1,000 took two or more.
A total of 14 career and technical education programs are offered at Enterprise High School.
Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Zel Thomas, Assistant Superintendent Patrick Cain and
Secondary Supervisor Jason Stump attended the proclamation signing.