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CSD Administrator Joins ‘Dirty Jobs’ Host in Testifying Before Congress

Janet Goble, Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) for Canyons School District, joined “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe in asking Congress to strengthen public education programs that give students hands-on work experience. 

They were among four experts invited to testify Tuesday, Feb. 28 before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education at a hearing that was live-streamed on YouTube.
At the hearing, Mike Rowe, the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and TV host of "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” discussed how CTE programC5xungtXEAA6Lzb.jpgs help prepare students for successful careers and meet the economic needs of communities across the country, according to a press announcement.  

Goble highlighted some of the educational programs, business partnerships and work-based learning opportunities that are made possible through the Carl D. Perkins Act. Utah’s Canyons School District offers 35 formal programs of study through which students earned nearly 2,000 industry credentials last year, says Goble, who serves as Administration Division Vice President of the national Association for Career and Technical Education. They range from the traditional cosmetology and construction programs to those designed to meet the workforce needs of the booming, high-tech healthcare industry. 

The Perkins Act also makes it possible for schools to market science and engineering to young girls, and host Job Shadow activities where students test-drive a career of their choice, Goble says. See below for Goble's full written testimony:

Pro Athlete’s Career Advice: Have a Healthy Disrespect for the Impossible

John Madsen has a healthy disrespect for the impossible.

It's how he explains his unlikely path to the National Football League - a career he launched without ever having played a game of high school football - and it's what he instills in the young athletes he mentors today through his John Madsen Performance training program.

"Dream big. Anything is truly possible. It happened for me. It could happen for anybody," he told teen participants of Canyons District's 7th annual Job Shadow Day. "And when you dream big, I want you to be a little unrealistic."

Every year in February, a cohort of CSD students get a chance to spend half-a-day shadowing professionals in marketing, architecture, public works, medicine, or finance - to name just a few of the fields - and then network with their sponsors over lunch. This year, 89 students and 41 companies took part in the event, which marks the beginning of Career and Technical Education Month (CTE).

"By partnering with the business community, CTE programs prepare students for the workforce by exposing them to the technologies and job skills they'll need," said Janet Goble, Canyons District's CTE Director. Job Shadow Day is a natural extension of that, because it allows students to test-drive a profession, make early workforce connections and gain some "real world" experience.