Career Technical Education connects secondary and post-secondary education to college expectations and labor market demand so students are focused, and ready for the future. CTE pathways provide students with the technical, academic and employability knowledge they need for success in college and careers. Modern CTE is adaptable, aligned with industry standards, college options and is an integral part of college prep education. The success of the pathways is due in part to the strong business partnerships the course have with local industry sectors. CTE - connecting college and career!
28 GUHSD Students Complete SunPower® 2018 Grossmont Solar Energy Academy
For five days in July of 2018, the SunPower Corporation, working in partnership with GUHSD and Cuyamaca College, provided a 5-day summer internship experience for 28 high school students from across the District.
Student participants gained in-depth knowledge of residential photovoltaic system design and finance. Curriculum units included: Solar Basics, Renewables and Sustainability, Explorations and Economics, and Careers and Opportunities.
The solar energy academy is an immersive, work-based learning experience. Students collaborated on teams as a solar start-up company, to design a residential system. Through hands-on activities, field visits and lectures from solar professionals, students learned about the project scope, design, financial and environmental aspects of the industry.
The internship culminated with student teams delivering presentations to school officials, community members and family. GUHSD thanks the SunPower Corporation, Cuyamaca College, Grid Alternatives and San Diego Gas & Electric for helping our students master solar-focused content, while developing work-ready skills.