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Career Internship Technical Education (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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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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January 7, 2021

Free Software Aids Springs Game Design Teacher

Parsec Cloud, Inc. is making their Parsec for Teams software available for free to schools for the 2020-21 school year. The software facilitates remote teaching of graphics-heavy subjects by providing an optimal connection between the school’s computers and remote students at home, regardless of their hardware. It normally costs users $30/month, but an epic MegaGrant will cover the cost.

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May 11, 2020

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.

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March 12, 2019

Springs Alumnus Makes Photography Presentation to CITE Students

Photographer Daniel Rubio, a Springs alumnus, made a presentation on photography to students in Springs’ Career Internship Technical Education (CITE) pathway at the Pathfinder Student Center. Rubio photographs concerts and events, takes family and commercial portraits and does product and lifestyle photography for brands and companies.

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