skill development for all students is a required, integral part of
all Career and Technical
Education (CTE) instructional programs. Leadership can be defined
as the ability to preside, guide, or
manage self, others, activities, or events with responsibility for
the final outcome. Integrating leadership
skill development into CTE instructional programs enables students
to fully utilize the subject matter
content they receive. Leadership skills empower each student to assume
responsible roles in the family,
community, business and industry environments.
Leadership development has been an integral component of CTE courses
in Washington State for
decades. The leadership learned in extra and co-curricular activities
makes an enormous positive impact
on the lives of their students. Leadership activities have long been
thought of as one of the items that
make CTE courses different (and more valuable) than other courses.
From Leadership For All -
A Guide to Leadership Skills Integration in CTE Curriculum
Document from OSPI
Brochure from OSPI
isn't just standing up in front of people and telling them what
We will be doing
a variety of assignments and activities throughout the semester to
help enhance your
individual, group, community and career leadership abilities. The purpose
is to help you become more effective in your life and work.
Look for the activities
at the end of the week on your Web site.