CTE signing day celebrates skilled trades
N.Y. (May 20, 2019) -- In a first of its kind ceremony, the City School
District of Albany's Abrookin Career and Technical Education Center held
a "signing day" for seniors already committed to a trade job after
graduation in June.
Xji-Anne Hudson, Giavanna Mitchell and Dounaille Rene, cosmetology
students, will begin work at Heaven on Earth Salon. Alhasa Alqahrman, an
automotive student, intends to work at DePaula Chevrolet. And Eric
Rodriquez and Jason St. Pierre, construction students, are beginning
Tri-City JATC Electrical Pre-Apprenticeships.
Additional graduating Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were
recognized as were the community partners that are the crucial links
between Abrookin's programming and the skilled trade jobs available in
the Capital District.
Through Abrookin Career and Technical Center, Albany High offers
10 career pathways to students in a variety of skilled trades, applied
sciences and technology. Seven of the ten pathways are endorsed by the
New York State Education Department.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High