CANTON — Superintendent Jill Rossetti and Health Assisting Instructor Kathleen Dowd are excited to announce two projects students are working on in honor of National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.
Freshman students are in the midst of learning how to perform surgical cuts on bananas. Using anatomical terms, students use toothpicks and plastic knives to perform the surgery. Students have to submit a drawing and video describing each step, as well as submit a story that includes medical terms.
Sophomores are working on first aid and emergency care by learning how to apply different types of first aid bandages, such as triangular bandage wraps around the head and figure eight bandage wraps around the ankle.
“These projects allow students to have fun and work together while getting a preview of what it would be like to work in this field,” Dowd said. “I’m always proud of what they’re able to accomplish and the work they put into these projects.”
CTE Month provides programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how these programs make students college and career ready, and prepare them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
“Career and technical schools can be pivotal as students start planning for their future,” Superintendent Rossetti said. “We love to be able to offer students these opportunities and hands-on experience to give them a leg-up when they enter the workforce.”
To learn more about the programs offered at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, visit www.bluehills.org.