Value of Industry at the Table
At CTEC, we don’t do programs just for education’s sake—we strive to keep each program relevant to a broad range of related industries and professions. Each program is designed to set a foundation for the students to build their careers and lives upon. This means we need professionals of many types, from all related industries, engaging with the program staff and students to inform and shape the program.
It’s crucial we have industry at the table in all stages: program planning, curriculum review, authentic work projects, job shadows, site visits, guest speakers, demonstrations, resume and portfolio reviews, presentation evaluations, real interviews and more! Each year, we challenge ourselves to increase the meaningful and authentic interactions with industry for each program. We desire for students to understand the industries and professions they may choose—and be prepared to take the steps they need to pursue them. While monetary donations are appreciated and equip our students to do more, time is even more valuable to our students! We need you to invest time and energy with our programs to help better prepare our students for the future workforce.