LAS VEGAS, NV - August 09, 2022
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak toured Southeast Career Technical Academy (SECTA) as part of the first week back at school in Clark County and presented a certificate to recognize the school for being named the #1 Magnet School in the Nation by Magnet Schools of America.
“This is an amazing accomplishment by the educators and entire staff at SECTA – it shows what we can do for our students when everyone works toward a common goal,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “I’m especially proud of this school’s dedication to workforce development – SECTA focuses on some of our most in-demand sectors, including the medical and teaching fields, to ensure our students are trained and prepared to kickstart their careers.”
Magnet Schools of America presented the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Magnet School of Merit Award of Excellence to SECTA for commitment to diversity, academic, excellence, and curriculum innovation at the 39th National Conference of Magnet Schools in April 2022.
At the State level, the Department of Training, Employment and Rehabilitation has partnered with CCSD’s Career and Technical Education Program and has hosted job fairs with manufacturing employers at SECTA. At a recent job fair, 30 students talked with manufacturing employers and were interviewed on-site. Some students were hired upon graduation in May and have already started their careers.
DETR plans to continue to host annual hiring events for SECTA students. Next year will include manufacturing and technology employers – opportunity for students to speak with top companies in Southern Nevada that are in high-demand, like cyber security and IT-Networking.
The State partnership with schools including SECTA provides our youth opportunities to find good-paying, quality jobs right out of high school and help employers who are struggling to find skilled workers.
Photos from the event can be found here.