Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education month.
With that in mind, Maple Grove Junior High School’s Technology Education is working with Project Lead The Way and Gateway To Technology curriculums in grades seven to nine.
These programs provide the inspiration for a new generation of innovators, the practical skills and hands-on experience to make students’ knowledge count in the real world, and the basis for the next generation of leadership in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Gateway To Technology helps develop motivated, well-rounded students by instilling confidence, stressing the importance of self-discovery, encouraging innovative problem solving and critical thinking, teaching team building and rewarding creativity.
Project Lead the Way is designed for all students and address national standards in math, science and technology. One of the goals is to increase interest and awareness in technology and related careers.