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Career Technical Education & Internships (CITE)


shane-alayvilla-web Name: Shane Alayvilla
Age: 17  Grade: 2017 Graduate
I Chose: CITE
Why? “The CITE program gave me the opportunity to explore my desired career field. It allowed me to build on my technical skills in Engineering. Additionally, it allowed me to improve upon and develop soft skills such as communication and time management. The program has given me the tools I need to show colleges and universities that I concentrated on Engineering while in high school; I now stand out on college and job applications because of the opportunities the CITE program at Springs Charter Schools.”
Shane says: “After high school, I hope to attend the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to study Electrical Engineering to hopefully, one day, work on a safe renewable energy solution.”

When a student is involved in CITE, they naturally develop insight to their passions through real world experiences, resulting in learning with critical analysis, problem solving and developing professional skills. This prepares them for career and college, as well as the journey that becomes their life. High school students in every Springs program are welcome to take a CTE course.

Work Experience Education (WEE) offers students three different types of internships which are an invaluable source of real world working experience. WEE teachers work one-on-one with CTE students to match their internships with their chosen CTE pathway, strengthening their understanding of the career in which they are investing

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April 10, 2024

Students Learn about CalTrans Careers

Thirty-four high school students from Magnolia Student Center and Renaissance Valley Academy traveled to CalTrans in San Bernardino to learn about careers with CalTrans, reported Maureen Roye, director of CITE. CalTrans created a “career fair” atmosphere, she said, and students were able to talk with CalTrans staff from its different departments such as maintenance, construction, material testing, real estate, drone flying, and planning.

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February 22, 2023

CTE Students Visit Ontario Airport

Springs Career Technical Education (CTE) students from multiple programs traveled to the Ontario International Airport to learn about career and job opportunities associated with an international airport, reported Maureen Roye, director of Career Internship Technical Education (CITE). She explained, “Like most large airports, ONT is in itself a little city, so there are many opportunities for CTE students to find interesting and successful careers.”

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November 10, 2022

Springs Students Compete in Cybersecurity Competition

Springs students Grace DwinnellJeremy MartenJoshua OrtizAnais Park and Lily Sharp are competing in CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the world’s largest cybersecurity competition, reported Maureen Roye, director of CTE.

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September 20, 2022

CTE Teacher Takes First in Chalk Art Competition

Inez Valencia, Springs CTE Introduction to Photography and Digital Art and Design Teacher, won first place for a chalk art image of the Joker from the cover of the 1988 graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke” painted on the street for the Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival.  She chose the image because “I am a fan of the Joker because of his dark humor. I was inspired by the comic cover ‘The Killing Joke’ because he holds a camera and I teach photography. I chose to not include the hat from Bolland’s original because the hair is more vibrant.”

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