21st Century Skills
Listen to Mike Rowe discuss his thoughts about America's dysfunctional relationship with work. As a supporter of Career and Technical Education, share this message with others in an effort to strengthen support for these programs.
"They have actual hands-on internship experiences, or work-based learning experiences, so that admissions essay for college becomes so much more powerful, and that job interview becomes so much more impressive."
- Kathleen Boyd
Coordinator CTE/ROP/STEM/Career Pathways
"Our new state exam has writing and writing and writing on it, and students have to articulate everything. They can't just say 'two plus two equals four.' They have to be able to tell the story of how 'two plus two equals four' and write it down. This type of environment just lends itself to asking those 'Why?' questions." - Dr. Debbi Burdick
Cave Creek USD
"STEM education provides our students with opportunities to see beyond where they are today and to be exposed to possible careers, possible avenues for education that they may not otherwise have had." - Dr. Carter Davidson
Director of STEM Research and Development
"Many students enter college and find out, 'Oh, this college doesn’t have the major I need for that job I just learned about.' Programs like Paxton Patterson’s are important to help students identify their interests and aptitude before they graduate high school." - Russell Weikle
California Director of
Career & College Transition Division
Lamar CISD Superintendent in Texas describes the necessity of Career and Technical Education and reliance on PAXTON/PATTERSON Learning Systems.