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VALLEY LIFE

Education
"We are preparing students for the real
world. It used to be you had to go to
college and try things on to see if you
liked your major. Now that opportunity
is available at the high school level."
- KATHLEEN DUNCAN

"Kids love these opportunities. It sparks them in
a different way. They're able to touch and they're
able to do and they're able to see the relevance
of their education."
School and business leaders emphasize it's
not only students who benefit from these
opportunities.
"Ultimately, we're serving the community,"
says Dan Harrington, Vice President for Academic
Affairs at Carilion Clinic and Vice Dean at Virginia

Tech Carilion School of Medicine. "Whether these
students become physicians, medical assistants or
technicians, we're encouraging people to go into
medicine and to be able to serve the public."
One of the biggest obstacles to even more
students participating in career-focused education
is parents' outdated view of what today's technical
classroom truly looks like, educators say.
"If a parent walks in and has a preconceived
idea of what manufacturing is all about," cautions
Roanoke County's Suhr, "and they think only about
the grimy, poorly-lit manufacturing facilities
of yesteryear, then they're missing out, because
there's a lot of manufacturing that is clean as a
whistle and exciting to be part of."
Each skills certification earned (2 ,100
certifications were issued at ROTEC last year
alone), every apprenticeship completed, chips
away at that mentality.
"Career and Technical Education has changed
completely in the last five to six years," says
ROTEC's Duncan. "There's something for every
student now." 

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