Eagle Point High boasts successful CTE program for students keen on trade work

Eagle Point High has an established CTE program that has placed many students into trade industries.

Posted: May 24, 2019 6:05 PM
Updated: May 24, 2019 6:18 PM

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A large complaint among trade employers is a lack of qualified applicants. Students are being told to attend four-year universities and trades aren’t introduced in classes as viable options for successful careers.

Following the very beginning of what seems to be a shift in the norms, high schools across the country are working to implement Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE). One local high school however, never got rid of their CTE programs and is now a part of the movement to get more students into the local trades.

Eagle Point High School’s Matthew Boren prides himself and his CTE classes on producing quality students who have a solid foundation in a trade before graduation.

“Just being exposed to multiple careers, that helps a student find a plan, a path, and develops a pathway for their education or industry careers,” said Boren.

Many of his students are industry professionals right here in the valley.

“I have students in almost every industry in the valley, from HVAC to plumbing to diesel repair, collision and paint automotive mechanics,” said Boren.

Every year around this time Boren says he gets multiple calls a week from employers looking to hire students.

“Many of those folks that are calling me are my students that have been successful, they are now operating their own businesses or managing other people’s businesses,” said Boren.

According to Boren, students who go through CTE programs learn foundational skills for the workforce, like creating a resume, conducting an interview and keeping a timecard.

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