Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Phillipines Educators tour PVHS Career Academies

Two School Superintendents and the Chair of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at De la Salle University in the Phillipines came to the United States for three weeks to learn about the American style of education and teacher training. They traveled to a number of states during that time. On September 22, 2017, they came to Ponte Vedra High School to learn how our county runs our Career Academies. They are pictured here observing a project-based learning activity in the Academy of Biotechnology and Medical Research. Mr. Randy Tortola (red shirt), Superintendent from Iligan City, informed students that in his district there is usually one computer for 4 or 5 students to share. Our students should realize how fortunate they are to the have amount of technology and other resources at their disposal. Their country also currently does not offer career education in their typical high schools. They were very impressed with the concept of the Career Academies and how it blends into the regular high school programs.