Career Technical Education Foundation Program Video

Students Share Their Experiences with Career Technical Education Courses

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation funds a variety of programs to ensure Sonoma County students are college and career ready. CTE Education provides both job specific and employability skills, such as creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. The Foundation was created in 2012 with the express purpose to expand and enhance career technical training and work readiness for Sonoma County students, and to align education with the workforce and economic development needs of the County. To date, CTE Foundation has granted over $700,000 to Sonoma County Schools for the development and implementation of CTE programs.

This short video introduces you to some of the students participating in our CTE programs, and provides some insight into how they are benefiting from career technical education.

Career Technical Education Foundation Celebrates Three Years of Grant Making!

Founders, Board Members and Key Supporters Toast CTE

CTE Foundation celebrated its third year of grant making for career technical education in Sonoma County schools at an event hosted by Kosta Browne Winery and Stark Reality Restaurants. Foundation Board members, partners, and key supporters were all in attendance, as well as some students from CTE funded programs. The Foundation is proud to have granted over $700,000 to Sonoma County schools since its inception in 2012.

Photo of Lori Olson, Brian Olson, and Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director, CTE Foundation

Lori Olson, Brian Olson, and Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director, CTE Foundation

Photo of Jim Kluesener, Calpine Corporation; Brian Ling, Sonoma County Alliance; Danielle Matthews Seperas, Calpine Corporation

Jim Kluesener, Calpine Corporation; Brian Ling, Sonoma County Alliance; Danielle Matthews Seperas, Calpine Corporation

Photo of Quiana Stodder, Student; Casey Shea, Teacher; Cole Spillman, Student; and Mason Hoffman, Student of Analy High School Project Make

Quiana Stodder, Student; Casey Shea, Teacher; Cole Spillman, Student; and Mason Hoffman, Student of Analy High School Project Make

Photo of Stephen Jackson, Sonoma County Office of Education; Lisa Wittke Schaffner, The John Jordan Foundation; Dan Blake, Sonoma County Office of Education

Stephen Jackson, Sonoma County Office of Education; Lisa Wittke Schaffner, The John Jordan Foundation; Dan Blake, Sonoma County Office of Education

Photo of Michelle Zygielbaum; James Gore, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Michelle Zygielbaum; James Gore, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Photo of Seth Gallant and David Zimmerman of Stark Reality Restaurants

Seth Gallant and David Zimmerman of Stark Reality Restaurants

Photo of Todd Zwiaska and Veronica King of Bank of Marin

Todd Zwiaska and Veronica King of Bank of Marin