Career Technical Education (CTE) – Contra Costa County California Leads the Way!

Interview with Kim Schenk Dean, Career Technical Education and Economic Development Diablo Valley College

According to the California Community College Association for Occupational Education, the primary missions of California’s 112 community colleges are to offer academic (transfer) and vocational education at the lower division level for younger and older students, including those persons returning to school. Another primary mission is to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous work force improvement and to offer basic skills instruction.

In this five minute interview with Kim Schenk Dean, Career Technical Education and Economic Development Diablo Valley College, we learn, the importance of integrating CTE into education and specific strategies developed in Contra Costa California to establish linkages with business and industry and education and to increase awareness of CTE to students of all ages. We also learn about the importance of career technical education pathways and linkages between secondary and post secondary education.