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LBCC Celebrates CTE Month 

February is National Career Technical Education (CTE) Month. At Linn-Benton Community College, we are celebrating along with all community colleges in the state of Oregon. Each week, we will highlight some of our incredible CTE programs to help you learn how these pathways are helping Oregon recover from the pandemic, and getting people into excellent jobs.

Blue and green circle that says Community College CTE Month February 2021

What is CTE?

Career Technical Education, or CTE, is higher education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers in healthcare, information technology, industrial and manufacturing, agriculture and more. By emphasizing real-world, practical skills training, LBCC offers CTE programs that link up directly with employers in our region, and also emphasize problem-solving, creativity, persistence, teamwork, and critical thinking – essential building blocks across all career areas.

Explore CTE this month at LBCC!

Take a deeper dive into CTE programs at LBCC! This month we will highlight news and information about:

  • Healthcare – Feb. 1 to Feb. 7 (week one)
  • Business, communication, information, and arts  – Feb. 8 to Feb. 14 (week two)
  • Industrial and manufacturing – Feb. 15 to Feb. 21 (week three)
  • Agriculture and culinary programs – Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 (week four)



Week four: A closer look at Animal Technology and Culinary

From working in production livestock occupations and in entering into livestock-related fields to working in small, horse training and breeding facilities to becoming a chef, these, practical, hands-on program prepare Oregonians for immediate career placement upon graduation!

Student in white chef's clothes and masks poses in kitchen