WENATCHEE, WA – Wenatchee High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will host a variety of hands-on career connected learning stations for over 500 Wenatchee School District fifth-graders at the second annual 5G Future Fest, Tuesday, February 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Town Toyota Center.
The purpose of the 5G Future Fest is to expose and encourage fifth-graders in the Wenatchee School District to consider CTE programs in high school. CTE courses prepare students to be college and career ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills. According to the National Association of Career and Technical Education, high school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to postsecondary education.
The following CTE student leadership organizations will be hosting interactive stations during the 5G Future Fest;
- Future Farmers of America
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
- Technology Skills of America
- Skills USA
- Sports Medicine/Health Occupations
Example activities at the stations include CPR, straw rockets launching, computer coding and animal milking simulation.
The 5G Future Fest is part of the Wenatchee School District’s annual career connected learning event series coordinated by Wenatchee Learns Connect. The series provides career exploration and discovery experiences for students as they move through elementary, middle school and high school. 5G is sponsored by a grant from the Town Toyota Center Youth Enrichment Fund.