Dedicated to postsecondary workforce readiness, Littleton Public Schools has a robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that supports a variety of nationally recognized Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). These organizations give students an opportunity to explore real-world career paths while building leadership skills in a competitive environment. In recent weeks, LPS students attended, and excelled, at a variety of state and international conferences dedicated to career and technical education.
ACE – The ACE Student Leadership Conference, (SC) 2 included competitive events, keynote speakers and workshops for attendees. The (SC) 2 conference is an event that provides professional development and recognition opportunities for your students. Students in ACE programs from all over the state participate.
FCCLA – Littleton students from Heritage High School and the Ames Early Childhood Education program, Teacher Cadet and Fashion Design recently participated at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference April 13-15. More than 1,100 students, advisors and guests attended this year’s conference.
FBLA – Students from Arapahoe High School, Heritage High School and Littleton High School competed at the state FBLA conference in Vail April 19-21. National qualifiers will attend the national FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, CA.
DECA International Conference – Thirteen students from Arapahoe High School and 3 students from Heritage High School recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, CA. Among 210,000 students competing for international awards as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs, Ellie Broady of Arapahoe placed 2nd overall for Principles of Marketing.
LPS Career and Technical Education Coordinator Mimi Leonard was delighted with the success of these students. Leonard emphasizes the district’s dedication to preparing students for postsecondary careers and the importance of these organizations in teaching students valuable leadership skills.
Pictured: Arapahoe High School’s Ellie Broady won 2nd place for Principals of Marketing at the 2017 International DECA Conference