Nearly 500 7th graders visited Temple's Main Campus to explore Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Dobbins, Randolph, and Mastbaum CTE High Schools in the School District of Philadelphia. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Fair is in its third year and has provided valuable experiences to Philadelphia students who may be interested in attending college. High school students from the three schools showcased their CTE programs to the 7th graders with hands-on demonstrations and enthusiastic explanations for how their programs will help them succeed in college and future careers. Temple undergraduate students provided tours of the main campus to the visiting students.
The high school students also experienced a Temple admissions presentation, as well as a mock college class. "The most powerful part of the CTE Fair is the opportunity that students have to learn from one another and to visualize their own success as they hear about the positive academic and career choices made by peers just a few years older than them," said Dr. Juliet Curci, who directs the College of Education's school and community partnerships. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Fair is a collaboration of the College of Education, Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. and the School District of Philadelphia.