Posted by: Tom Ross | November 13, 2014

Putting Children First in the Central Valley

 Click on the title above to view on the CTE Central Blog website.

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ABC30 in Fresno and the Central Valley will present a half-hour special this Sunday, November 16, at 6:30 pm called “Children First: Career Technical Education.” It’s about local programs that help high school students move forward from classroom to career. Action News anchors Liz Harrison and Warren Armstrong will be hosting.


This special includes a closer look at Central Valley Career Tech Night where students learn to weld pipes and operate cranes as well as get career advice from experts in a variety of fields. ABC30 visits a Madera County campus as students study computer technology, Duncan Polytechnical High School to see how students train for medical careers, and Reedley College to watch students develop their skills in the Culinary Arts. The programs also looks at a local Arts and Engineering charter school that has a 98% graduation rate. —KFSN TV Fresno

Children First is a year-long effort focusing on the challenges, problems, and opportunities for children in Central California. The program is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Central California, the Fresno County Office of Education, Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU), and KFSN in Fresno.

Recent Children First presentation have focused on how students volunteer and give back to the community, safety at school, kids and the arts, and teachers who make a difference in kids’ lives.


Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday evening. For those of us who don’t have access to this channel, the Specials are posted online on the AB30 website after the broadcast. In the meantime, you can go to the Children First topic links to view related videos and resources.

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