STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Skilled to Work: Students Look to Fill Growing Voids in Trade Industries

The Lane Education Service District continues to evolve their career technical education programs to meet the current needs of industries.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2018 10:31 AM
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 7:30 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- The Lane Education Service District offers career path services in nearly 20 schools.

KEZI met with staff to see how they’re helping students become skilled to work. Staff said they do this with the help of state and specific funding programs like the Perkins CTE program.

They said it's been amazing to see people they wouldn't imagine feeling so comfortable finding their way.

"It's really fun because they start out, they're a little unsure of themselves, and then as they gain some of these skills, particularly young women in some of the non-traditional careers. As they get ahold of equipment and feel comfortable," said Kristin Gunson, CTE regional coordinator.

She said the important thing to note about these programs is how much they've evolved. They are changing programs to suit the current needs industries have.

Article Comments

Eugene
Broken Clouds
34° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 34°
Corvallis
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 34°
Roseburg
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 41°
North Bend
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 36°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events

 

 

 

Ask the Banker 

  Enter Contests