Over 50 students from SBISD had the unique opportunity to build their leadership skills at the annual Career and Technical Student Organization Leadership Conference on Friday, Nov. 10.
In its third year, the conference aims to boost students' job competencies, public speaking and leadership skills. Officers from all Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) were invited, encompassing members from various Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as ProStart and SkillsUSA from Culinary Arts, HOSA and SkillsUSA from Health Science and Cosmetology, the National Technical Honor Society, Spring Branch ISD Internship students, the Business Professional of America (BPA), the Academy of Business and the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE).
The conference's annual agenda reflects the professional standards and employability skills identified in the Texas Essential Knowledge (TEKS) for CTE, emphasizing sessions that focus on developing vital traits such as team building, effective communication, and core leadership strategies. These traits align with SBISD's vision for Every Child under T-2-4 and the Core Characteristics of a T-2-4 Ready Graduate.
“Our CTE curriculum aims to create well-rounded students ready for their future career paths, and CTSO involvement forms a major part of this effort,” said Angelique Sanchez, CTE Facilitator. “These organizations provide invaluable practical experiences that support classroom learning and empower our students to become effective leaders,” she said.
- For more information about CTE programming in SBISD, click here.
- To learn more about SBISD’s vision and Core Characteristics, click here.