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STC Observes National Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at State Technical College of Missouri (STC) will celebrate February as National Career and Technical Education Month. 

This year’s theme is Career Tech: Invest in Your Future, which will highlight the critical need for career and technical education (CTE) programs to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today’s global economy.

STC will celebrate once again with the annual job fairs in Linn and Mexico, in addition to other activities being prepared by the Career Ready Club at STC.

The STC Job Fair is scheduled February 10, 2010 at the STC Activity Center.   The Advanced Technology Center Job Fair in Mexico is scheduled February 24, 2010. 

The Career Ready Club, which has also adopted the theme “Get Their Career in Gear,” is hosting a networking social the night before the job fair as well as resume writing and dining etiquette seminars being held on campus throughout the month of February.

“All of these events are designed to give our students the techniques they need to be successful in the future, especially now in a very competitive job market.” said Glenda Whitney, Career Services Coordinator. 

CTE is a major part of the solution to numerous national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Research also indicates that 80 percent of current and emerging occupations require two-year technical degrees, while just 20 percent require baccalaureate degrees.

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