Grossmont Union High School District

CTE Student Ambassadors at the Capitol

CTE Student Ambassadors Program

The CTE Student Ambassadors participated in a two-day trip to Sacramento to learn more about the legislative process at the State level as part of their leadership development. Students came prepared to share with state legislators about the Grossmont Union High School District schools, CTE pathways, and their experiences as students. 

They were able to observe and connect with the issues that our state legislators oversee through committee hearings, as well through individual visits with State legislators. The CTE Student Ambassadors represented GUHSD well and were welcomed by everyone they met throughout the Capitol. They were accompanied by Frank Luera, Work-based Learning Specialist, and Brenda Davis-Landini, CTE teacher and Student Ambassador Advisor.

The students spoke with Assembly member Shirley Weber before a committee hearing and met with Senator Joel Anderson's staff, who took them into the Governor's office. They also visited both the Senate and Assembly floor, with Senator Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman Randy Voepel, respectively. Our Student Ambassadors continuously demonstrate outstanding leadership and communication skills, while providing service to their school, the district, and the community. They are passionate about the benefits of CTE classes and outstanding role models for their peers.

Who are the Student Ambassadors and what do they do?

The Grossmont Union High School District Student Ambassadors are the student faces of Career Technical Education. Their role is to help promote CTE programs to a variety of constituents. Each year our Ambassadors speak to:

  • Students at their high schools
  • Area middle schools
  • The East County Chamber of Commerce
  • Business partners at our advisory meetings
  • Legislators in Sacramento

If you would like more information on the Student Ambassador program please contact Nicole Thren at

CTE Student Ambassador Program