Recently CTE teachers took the initiative of refreshing their CTE classrooms by updating lab environment, lab equipment and embedding real world related labs.
Our electrical instructor, Mr. J. Martinez, had his class help him change the classroom environment by moving away from working on electrical boards to building an actual house inside of his classroom. This is the first time in Transit Tech’s history where students are constructing an actual house. The main purpose of the house is for students to learn about wiring up the entire electrical circuit. This real world lab practice will help prepare students for SkillsUSA Electrical certification exam as well as find entry level employment right after high school. Below are some pictures of the project in Mr. Martinez’ class.
Another example of creativity inside CTE classroom is Mr. G. Garcia’s project with his students related to College and Career exploration. Mr. G. Garcia’s student Fidel Molina along with his classmates constructed a subway map on a display board. The subway map was hand drawn and includes a list of Colleges and their stops. Students are able to see their college of interest and immediately see the geographical location of each colleges and universities. Additionally, Mr. Garcia created a computer lab inside his electrical classroom in order for students to conduct research on various career clusters and post-secondary institutions.
Below are some pictures of Mr. Garcia with Fidel.