The BOCC proclaims Career and Technical Education Month in Citrus County
The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Ron Kitchen, First Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Second Vice-Chairman Brian Coleman, Scott Carnahan and Jimmie T. Smith are pictured with Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) Director Gloria Bishop, Betsy Beraquit WTC Career Advisor and Skills USA Advisor, WTC students and Skills USA competitors; Kari Burton (Electrical Program) and Christopher Fordham (Automotive Program).
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on February 13, 2018 proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education Month.
Leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing and information technology.
Career and technical education prepares students for these and other fulfilling careers by offering integrated programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Ensuring employers have access to a qualified workforce is a crucial step in ensuring productivity among business and industry communities as well as continued American economic growth and global competitiveness.
The Board of County Commissioners recognizes February 2018 as Career and Technical Education Month in Citrus County and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.