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Gov.wholesale Coach Grade Sunglasses from www.gotoptrade.com homepage. Andrew M. Cuomo's announcement Feb. 24 of plans for 500 jobs at the high-tech hub in downtown Buffalo anchored by IBM is further proof that future well-paid jobs will require skills in science, technology, engineering and math — the fields collectively known as STEM – said Joel Maerten, one of Ken-Ton's two academy program coordinators."Those are the jobs these kids are going to have and that's why we've had such a focus here," he said.Forklift forksKen-Ton is at the forefwholesale Dsquared Long Sleeve T-Shirts sale from www.gotoptrade.com homepage.ront of blending computing and business skills to start students on a path to STEM jobs. Its four academies give it the most career and tech programs of any suburban district in the area.The Amherst Central School District has also been ramping up interest in its three programs in accounting, computer and information sciences and marketing management, which Jon Himes,tissue ball chair of the district's CTE department, called "mini college majors."
"This is the first year that we're really starting to put on a big marketing push for these programs," he said.The Buffalo Public Schools also recently announced plans to enhance its offerings. After its programs camepaper honeycomb under scrutiny from state leaders earlier this year, officials in Buffalo are trying to build up the district's career and vocational programs by seeking state certifications, looking for ways to accommodate more students and even expanding their offerings into younger grade levels.It's all part of districts' move away from a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to education to one that responds to a student's needs or interests."We see a growth area in the smaller school districts because it provides more options for kids," said Eric Suhr, the state Department of Education's bureau chief for CTE programs.