Senator Mabini Leads CTE Meeting with Stakeholders

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Guam – Senator Sam Mabini recently held the second meeting of her Career Technical Educational Task Force.

A release from the Senator states that the CTE Task Force was established with the goal of ensuring  “students in Guam receive a quality education that fully prepares them to succeed after high school and meet workforce needs.”

The Senator invited a number of stakeholders [pictured below] who discussed ways to prepare the island’s youth for future careers. The release states that “the group continued discussion about barriers to student success, including curriculum updates, career counseling, and real career pathways that are easy to navigate.”

And Senator Mabini is quoted as saying that “There is a resounding agreement that we need to think differently about how we conduct education if we want to prepare students for life after high school.”

The next step says the Senator is “to spearhead a CTE Summit” by calling “national, regional and local leaders in education and industry” who will be invited “to discuss the business of preparing youth for a successful transition to college and careers.”

[ Members of the CTE Task Force, from left: James Martinez, Bert Johnson, Victor Rodgers, Senator Sam Mabini, Barry Mead, Dr. Anita Enriquez and Joe Sanchez]

READ Senator Mabini’s release in FULL below:

Senator Sam Mabini continues to make strides in ensuring our students are prepared to join the “real world.” The Career Technical Education (CTE) Task Force, led by the senator, held its second meeting last week.

“There is a resounding agreement that we need to think differently about how we conduct education if we want to prepare students for life after high school,” says Senator Mabini.

The CTE Task Force was established by Senator Mabini, with her goal to ensure “students in Guam receive a quality education that fully prepares them to succeed after high school and meet workforce needs.”   

She invited key individuals who are concerned about how we are preparing youth for future careers. The group continued discussion about barriers to student success, including curriculum updates, career counseling, and real career pathways that are easy to navigate.

From here, Senator Mabini plans to spearhead a CTE Summit.  National, regional and local leaders in education and industry will be invited to discuss the business of preparing youth for a successful transition to college and careers.  It was recommended to hold the summit in conjunction with the Guam Workforce Investment Board’s annual conference.  

“This is something in which everyone should take an interest, as it impacts our workforce capabilities,” says Senator Mabini. “More immediately, it impacts student retention and their success before and after graduation.”

For more information regarding the CTE Task Force, please contact the Office of Senator Sam Mabini at 478-4726 or email info@senatormabini.com.