Career Technical Education at Brookwood High School
Career Readiness Indicators (CRI)
Career Readiness Indicators (CRI) are credentials/certifications made available to all students enrolled in a program where career and technical skill proficiencies are aligned with industry-recognized standards. CRIs are not available for all programs at this time. The credential provides proof that the student possesses the minimum skills required for entry-level employment. CRIs may be recorded on the student’s high school transcript.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality and global competitiveness. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are key components to strong CTE programs. CTSOs integrate into CTE programs and courses and extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.
•CTSOs provide relevant, engaging programs that improve studentachievement, reduce dropout rates and help students discover thewide range of career options available.
•CTSOs engage the community and local businesses to help studentsunderstand global competition and chart effective and efficientpathways through high school and postsecondary education for theirpersonal success.
•CTSO programs, such as industry based competitive events andcommunity service, provide students with the opportunity to develop21st Century Skills focused on creativity, problem solving, teamworkand goal setting.
•CTSOs bring relevance to the classroom and prepare students to becollegeand career ready
The Future Business Leaders of America
Bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.<www.fbla.org
The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of American
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. <www.fcclainc.org
The Future Educators Association
The Future Educators Association (FEA), sponsored by PDK International, is a student organization that provides students interested in education-related careers with activities and materials that help them explore the teaching profession in a variety of ways.<www.futureeducators.org
The Future Farmers of America
Making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.<www.ffa.org
HOSA- Future Health Professionals
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.<www.hosa.org
Technology Student Association
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.<www.tsaweb.org