CTE Teacher Wins $25,000 Grant

Springs CTE teacher Chris Allen has won a $25,000 Epic MegaGrant for developing tutorials from Unreal Engine, an open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. He has taught CTE Intro and Intermediate Game Design since 2015, creating his own curriculum in Canvas.  Unreal Engine was developed by Epic Games, makers of the popular online video game Fortnite. The tutorials which Mr. Allen will be developing are the same tutorials he uses in his courses.

Along with winning the grant, Unreal Engine has made Mr. Allen an official member of their Academic Board of Advisors, and Linda Sellheim, Epic Games Education Program Manager, has become a CTE Advisor for CTE’s Game Design pathway. The future of the CTE Game Design pathway ensures that CTE students continue to learn the most up-to-date skills of the gaming industry.

In other CTE news, 126 students practiced their job interviewing skills by conducting Virtual Interviews online with mentors from 19 industries.

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