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CTE - Career & Technical Education Works

Learning That Works for Kansas

CTE is a major part of the solution to economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate's degree or a post secondary vocational certificate. Recent research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 4.7 million new workers will be needed by post-secondary certificates and credentials, such as those which can be obtained at the local school district level, by 2018, but we will fall short of meeting that demand. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.

The theme for February 2013 is CTE: Career & Technical Education Works. Celebrating CTE Month provides CTE Instructors and students of CTE programs/pathways across the country and out your own back door an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.

Check out the 2013 CTE National winning video entries here.

Also CTE: Making the Difference video from NASDCTEc

Louisburg High School wants to express appreciation to its advisory committee members who offer invaluable guidance for the Career & Technical Education programs for the following career clusters:


Career Pathway Program 2012-2013 Advisory Committee Members Career Cluster Wage & Employment
  • Agriculture Science
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical
  • Russell Cooper 
  • Becky Dysart 
  • Ryan Edgecomb 
  • Roger Kern
  • Bret Koesser
  • Mike Guetterman 
  • Ted Guetterman
  • Raymond McClanahan
  • Jim Stambaugh
  • Jim Wise - chair

Agribusiness Systems

Plant Systems

Power, Structural & Technical


  • Business Finance
  • Jon Beasley
  • Cheryl Gray
  • Craig Holtzen - chair
  • David Houchen
  • Shirly Kleiner


  • Construction
  • Bob Gillpatrick 
  • Dennis Goode
  • Clay Kubicek
  • Jeff Shaffer
  • Kurt Stevens- chair
  • Production
  • Kimberly Gilliland - chair
  • Mark Gilliland
  • Clay Kubicek
  • Charlie Phillips
  • Kurt Stevens


  • Early Childhood   
  • Karen Cook - vice chair
  • Kim Perentis - chair
  • Jennifer Wilton
Early Childhood
  • Restaurant & Hospitality  Services


  • Ona Ashley
  • Lori Maler
  • Mary Jo Weers - chair
Hospitality & Tourism

Kansas CTE Industry-Recognized Certifications & Credentials

For further details about courses and specific competencies for Career Pathway programs, click here.