Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Director's Message: Stephanie Carter
Dear CATEC Students and Families,
Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! We are officially well underway and quickly nearing the halfway mark of our first quarter. While this is a most unusual school year, I have to recognize how hard our students and instructors are working to make the best of the situation. Thank you to parents as well. We appreciate your support and coming to get toolkits, too! As we round the corner to the second quarter, Albemarle County will be making a recommendation about moving stages at the October 8th school board meeting. Following that meeting, we will communicate the next steps for CATEC as well. Safety is priority one and all recommendations will be made with the safety of our students and staff as the central focus. Please be on the look out for mid-terms around October 7th. It is hard to believe, but we are almost halfway through the first quarter! As always, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.
10/07 – Mid-Term
CATEC in the News
School Counseling: Maggie Wilson
Career Development & Workplace Readiness: Amanda Jay
The Career Development Office is located in the Career and Counseling Center. CATEC programs weave Career Development and Workplace Readiness curricula into their academic coursework. Students entering the workforce will likely switch jobs every two years, leading to upwards of 17 job changes during their careers. Our Career Development Website includes documents students will need throughout the year.
Research shows that employees with strong soft skills gain employment faster and keep it longer than those without these skills. CATEC instructors directly teach the workplace skills identified by the Virginia Department of Education's 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth. This month, in order to establish positive habits for the beginning of the school year, students practiced skills related to: #3 Initiative and Self-Direction, #14 Managing Time and Resources, 4 Integrity, #15 Information Literacy Skills, #20 Professionalism, #21 Reading and Writing Skills, #5 Work Ethic, and #22 Workplace Safety.