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Press Release: MSDE Partnership To Unveil Public Awareness Campaign For Career Technology Education Through Queen Anne's County Libraries

Maryland's Career And College Readiness: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Today

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (November 13, 2014)

The Maryland State Department of Education’s Divisions of Career and College Readiness and Library Development and Services along with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools and Queen Anne’s County Free Library tomorrow will unveil a new public awareness campaign focusing on Career and Technology Education (CTE). The campaign will kick off at the Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Stevensville, Maryland.  A highlight of the event includs presentations by Queen Anne’s County Career and Technology Education students. 

The event will be followed by a series of presentations highlighting the CTE programs offered in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools.  The presentations will take place in January of 2015 at the Kent Island and Centerville branches of the library as we all as Sudlersville Middle School and will feature Career and Technology Education student presentations and demonstrations.

“Career and Technology Education and libraries are wonderful resources for students and exemplify the model of collaboration at both the state and local levels,” said Dr. Jack Smith, MSDE’s Chief Academic Officer. “This public awareness campaign will allow parents, students, and the community to learn more about Queen Anne’s County Public School’s system of Career and Technology Education through their local public libraries.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Queen Anne’s County Free Library to highlight the importance of Career and Technology Education and to share with the community the wonderful opportunities these programs offer students,” said Carol Williamson, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Superintendent.

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools offers more than 20 CTE programs of study at its two high schools – Queen Anne’s County High School and Kent Island High School. Programs are offered in the following career areas: Arts, Media and Communication; Business, Management and Finance; Construction and Development; Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism; Environmental, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Health and Biosciences; Human Resource Services; Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology; and Transportation Technologies.

Across the state, CTE programs provide opportunities for students to actively learn about careers and prepare for successful futures.  In FY 2013, over half (58 percent) of all secondary CTE graduates met the requirements for entry into both college and careers.                           

For more information on Career Technology Education programs in Queen Anne’s County, visit