Roger Duvall Completes Leadership Skill Development at Academy
Roger Duvall, Automotive Technology teacher at Grayson County Technology Center has successfully completed the TALENTS Leadership Academy. TALENTS is an acronym for Teachers As Leaders -- Empowering New Thinking Skills, and has three primary goals - excellence in the classroom, leadership at school, and advocacy within the community. Completing the Academy demonstrates a commitment to improving education and the educational environment for all students.
TALENTS Leadership Academy is presented by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE), and supported by the Kentucky Department of Education-Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE).
Career and technical programs (CTE) in Kentucky schools count more than ever as a component of the state’s College and Career Readiness accountability process. Kentucky business and industry recognize the importance of CTE in developing the skilled workforce needed to compete globally. CTE is a contributor to economic development and is a pathway for many Kentucky youth toward successful lives.
CTE in Kentucky consists of instructional programs in Agriculture, Business, Communications, Construction, Engineering and Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Marketing, Pathways to Careers and Transportation taught at middle schools, high schools, local career and technical centers, area technology centers, technical and community colleges, and universities. More than 140,000 Kentucky high school students are enrolled in at least one CTE course, and most of them will go on to college. Two-thirds of all jobs are filled by individuals educated in CTE programs.