Career and Technical Education media programs allow student to learn how to produce communication videos. The schools with these programs use their expertise and training to produce promotional videos that explain the benefits of CTE for all students. The following school is one example of this student work and showcases the value of CTE. The program offered to students in Mid-Maine Technical Center (MMTC) is a great example of what students can learn in a CTE program.
Students of Mid-Maine Technical Center’s Mass Media Communications program produce a video each year giving audiences a look at what career and technical education students can do. The video is featured on the school’s website and shown as a recruiting tool to sophomores in the technical center’s sending schools: Messalonskee, Lawrence, Winslow, and Waterville high schools.
The video features students in each of MMTC’s 13 programs who talk about their field, the skills they are gaining, the challenges, and the relationships they build with their teachers. Frequently, students talk about professional certifications, college credit they will earn, and their plans for the future. Often, students express a sense of confidence about what they’re doing and the industry standards they are achieving.
Students are now gearing up to produce their 2016 version of the annual promotional video. Here’s a link to the most recent production: https://vimeo.com/146383655
For more information on CTE programs and how your students can access these programs, go to http://www.maine.gov/doe/cte/ or contact your local CTE school.