Chandler - January 2020

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 6  JAN. 30FEB. 26, 2020

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CHandler PL ans FOr Active Adults

What is CTE? Career and technical education, or CTE, prepares students for high-wage, high-skill, high- demand careers in established and

Software development

Nursing

Plant systems

22%

Fashion design and merchandising

of Chandler’s population is over 55 *

Network security

Bioscience

emerging industries, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education.

20 1

Cabinet making

Business

senior center

CHANDLER USD CAREER

93 %

Digital photo

TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Automotive technology

programs/ services oered

* as of 2018

The city of Chandler is on a mission to ensure its aging community remains active and connected to the resources it needs, Chandler Community Services Director Andy Bass said, but city ocials have real- ized existing amenities and programs may not meet the needs of the growing number of active adults in Chandler. Chandler is embarking on a study to look into the feasibility of a multigenerational center in the city as well as capitalizing on new programs at the city’s existing senior center. “When you talk about seniors today, it’s really like two dynamic and dierent groups of seniors,” Bass said. “You have people who are between 50 and 75 who don’t necessarily t with what we traditionally think of as a senior. Then you have a 75-plus popula- tion that may be more ‘traditional’ seniors.” Bass said the population of seniors in Chandler has grown substantially over the years. The Chandler population over 55 grew from nearly 16% in 2010 to CONTINUED ON 16 City to focus on growing active adult population BY ALEXA D’ANGELO SOURCES: CITY OF CHANDLER, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Culinary arts

7,391 Average national high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs Number of CUSD students enrolled in CTE courses in 2019-20

Drafting

Sports medicine

Graphic/ web design

Marketing

Engineering sciences

Technical theater

Film and TV

Early childhood education

SOURCES: CHANDLER USD, ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

CTE classes diversify tomeet industry needs

The number of students enrolled in career and technical education courses has steadily increased over the years in Chandler, and in response part- nerships with businesses and industry profession- als are leading to more opportunities for student internships and the creation of talent pipelines for companies looking to ll trade positions. Career and technical education, known more Career and technical education programs continue to expand BY ALEXA D’ANGELO

commonly as CTE, is the practice of teaching spe- cic career skills to students in middle school, high school and postsecondary institutions. Students in Chandler high schools are able to take classes during their typical school day as electives and work their way toward earning a certication that can get them into a career immediately after graduation, if they so choose. Chandler USD has 19 CTE program clusters that each have a variety of classes. Students can take classes in automotive technology, bioscience, business, cabinet making, culinary arts, digital

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