CTE Exploratory at OTHS

About the Program

What is a CTE Exploratory Program for 9th and 10th graders?

Hands-on. Exploration. Skill Building. Problem solving. Team building.

Science: Scientific process. Exploration. Problem solving.
Tech: Function. Connectivity. Hardware and Software.
Chemistry and Biology: The foundation of humans, plants, autos and tech.
People: Teamwork. Collaboration. Public Speaking. Project management.

We introduce high school students to a variety of career paths and technical skills. This type of program allows students to explore different industries, professions, and vocational areas before diving into a to a specific 11th and 12th grade programs at United Technologies Center.

Explore your interest. Find new ones. You never know where immersion in a hands-on exploratory might lead!

Key features of a CTE Exploratory Program include:

  1. Diverse Exposure: Students get a glimpse into various industries such as technology, business, science, healthcare, horticulture, automotive, construction, hospitality, medical fields and more.

  2. Hands-On Learning: The program typically involves practical, hands-on activities that allow students to experience the day-to-day tasks associated with different professions using laser cutters, 3D printers, tools, circuitry and a wide range of materials.

  3. Skill Development: Students have the opportunity to build foundational technical skills relevant to different industries.

  4. Career Guidance: CTE Exploratory Programs often include guidance and counseling to help students identify their interests, strengths, and potential career paths.

  5. Industry Connections: We offer interactions with professionals in different fields, providing insights into the excitement and skills needed to succeed in different careers.

  6. Collaborative Projects: We engage in collaborative projects, fostering teamwork and problem-solving skills.

  7. Career Planning: We assist students in developing a preliminary career exploration plan based on their interests, skills and development and experiences in this exploratory program.

#Innovation #Exploration #HandsOnLearning

Jeremy Aldrich

Jeremy Aldrich

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Meet Jeremy Aldrich, a seasoned individual whose diverse experiences have shaped his unique journey. As a US Army Veteran, he embodies discipline and dedication in all his endeavors.

Jeremy's professional path began with carpentry before transitioning to roles in shipping, receiving, and manufacturing at Old Town Canoe. With valuable insights from his 16 years in this industry, he has honed his problem-solving skills and eye for detail.

As a teacher for 2.5 years, Jeremy is committed to empowering others. Beyond work, he finds joy in outdoor activities like hiking and camping, reflecting his adventurous spirit and love for nature.

In essence, Jeremy Aldrich's journey from the military to manufacturing and teaching highlights his commitment to growth, sharing wisdom, and finding inspiration in the great outdoors.