The Department of Workforce and Career Development is proud to host our first ever CTE Career Rodeo on February 28th at the Old Dominion Building of the Richmond Raceway Complex.
The CTE Career Rodeo offers students the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of various stakeholders, most notably potential employers. During the event, students will solve work-based challenges demonstrating their hands-on skillset in front of potential employers. The skills challenge will take place noon to 2PM with award presentations following the event. The CTE Career Rodeo is the second event of three, with the culminating event being our CTE Signing Day, which will be held in April. In the fall, the CTE Career Expo provided career exploration and opportunities for students and local business partners to interact, and in some cases, even interview. The upcoming CTE Career Rodeo will offer businesses a “first look” at student soft skills, as well as their hands-on skillset, potentially leading to student full-time employment. It is through such work-based learning experiences and building of essential soft skills that our students can truly be #lifeready.