At the annual CTE Days event, Burbank and Burroughs High School students learned about high school classes and various career and college options. Held on February 18 and 19, the BUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) program connected students with representatives from a variety of careers to discuss their fields and interests.
The CTE Days event had “more of a school wide push with senior, junior, sophomore and freshman teachers having the opportunity to come to the event by grade level,” explained Diana Dysthe, CTE Counselor for the school district.
Dysthe pointed to dual enrollment courses with Glendale Community College, as a recent addition to the CTE program. BUSD offers six college classes – Art, Animation, Child Development, two levels of Armenian language and Speech – on the high school campuses after regular school hours. Students earn both high school and college credit for completing each semester-long class.
Spring semester career training classes in BUSD also available after regular school hours include Animal Care, Film/Video Production, Financial Occupations, Stagecraft Technology and Retail Marketing.
Other CTE classes available during the school day include Aircraft Engines, Automotive Engines, Business Finance, Computer Accounting and Digital Applications, Information Technology, Commercial Photography, Advanced Photo, Photoshop, Professional Film, Animation, Construction Technology, Computer Assisted Drafting and Digital Media.
The BUSD CTE program encourages students to try different classes and test their interest in an occupation. Dysthe provides career testing and accounting for the district’s high schools.
At CTE Days, BHS and Burroughs High School students talked with representatives from 321 Acting, Academy of Art, Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines, ROTC, American Career College, Annenberg School of Nursing, Arts Institute, Aveda Institute, Brand College, Brooks Institute, Burbank Fire & Police, Burbank YMCA, Burbank Youth Employment, BWP, Capstone College, Cinema Makeup & MUD, City of Burbank Recreation & Volunteers, City of Glendale Youth Employment, College of the Canyons, Columbia College, Concorde Career College, CSULA & CSUN Admissions, CSUN & Animation / Engineering Divsions, Culinary Institute of America & John Hopkins University, El Camino College, Electrical Training Institute, FAA Safety Team, Facey Medical Group, Fernandez Chiropractic, FIDM, GCC (Outreach, Admissions, Animation), Gnomon School of Visual Effects, ITT Technical Institute, Job Corps, Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, LA County Sheriff, LA Mission College, LA Trade Tech, LAVC, Local 250/HVAC/R, Los Angeles City College, Marinello School of Beauty, Mount Sierra College, Mt. Sac/ Interior Design program, Musicians Institute, New School of Architecture, NY Film Academy, Northwest College, Otis College, Paul Mitchell, PCC, Pierce College, Providence Hospital, Public Works Recycle Center, SMCC, Southwest Airlines, Syracuse University, UEI, UTI, Video Symphony, West Los Angeles College and Woodbury University.