February is National CTE Month. Career and Technical Education (CTE) celebrates achievements and accomplishments of technical programs and students across the country from K-12 through college and beyond.
Columbia City High School hosts several CTE programs through the academies and we're highlighting each of them this month.
CNA prepares individuals desiring to work as nursing assistants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses.
Individuals who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply to sit for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) certification exam for nursing assistants. This course meets the minimum standards set forth by the ISDH for Certified Nursing Assistant training and for healthcare workers in long-term care facilities.
The CCHS Health and Human Service Academy CNA program is taught in partnership with Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City.
Here is what senior Katie Bolt had to say briefly about her CTE experience.
What does CTE mean to you? To me, CTE is a way to learn about possible careers you are interested in and give you hands-on experience in different areas.
How has your CTE class prepared you for the future? CTE has prepared me for my future by giving me hands-on experience in the nursing field and helping me narrow down career possibilities in the medical field.
What are your future plans? I plan to attend Huntington University and major in nursing.
Favorite CTE class memory? My favorite CTE memories are studying for the CNA exam with my classmates and talking with the residents!