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YUHSD CTE hosts eighth graders from across Yuma County

YUMA, Arizona. – Yuma Union High School District’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program hosted more than 1,000 eighth-grade students from middle schools across Yuma County on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at the Civic Center for their annual CTE Expo.
The all-day event allows for future YUHSD students to an interactive look at what they can expect from CTE in high school. Students took part in leadership sessions, guided hands-on instruction, and learned about Career & Technical Student Organizations.
“We invited all of the middle schools from around Yuma County to come out and check out all of the different CTE programs that YUHSD has to offer,” Cibola High School Instructional Leader Matt Diamond said. “These kids will be feeding our high school district at some point so we are giving them exposure to what programs are out there when they get to us.”
Numerous booths were set up around the exhibition hall, each featuring a CTE program. YUHSD students representing their respective program shared a hands-on activity with the middle schoolers. Stopping by the culinary arts booth, for example, meant you were frosting sugar cookies, visiting the film and TV booth meant you were recording something in front of a green screen, or interacting with the digital photography booth meant you were using water refraction to make a colorful photo.
A San Luis High School senior, Rogelio Rojas Diarte, who, along with a partner, was in charge of the engineering program’s booth, described a typical interaction during the day: “We teach them the different applications that we learned and the different disciplines in engineering. Here would be structural engineering, then mechanical engineering, then circuits, and electrical engineering.”      
Middle school students presented a “passport” at each booth they visited and received a stamp for completing an activity with high school CTE student ambassadors serving as tour guides.