Begin Anew Career Technology and Education Training Center
AN ALTERNATIVE CHOICE TO THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT “Accentuating the positive...eliminating the negative” The mission of Begin Anew Career Technology Education (CTE) Training Center is to assist youth and young adults between the ages of 13 and 21 with gaining the necessary technology, education, and career skills to become productive members of society. As an urban educator, I’ve noticed that there are few opportunities for youth and young adults who are not successful in the traditional school environment; research has shown that urban communities face a lack of resources, high levels of poverty and crime, and the perception of being less welcoming. The Begin Anew CTE Training Center is a blended learning hub that offers fast-track face-to-face, online and digital education, career training and certification services to low-income youth and young adults who live in Baltimore City that have not been successful in the traditional school environment. The Begin Anew CTE Training Center networks with families, business leaders, religious organizations, college and universities, and skilled apprenticeship organizations to build strategic alliances and partnerships to assist participants with a smooth transition from the program into college, skilled apprentice opportunities, and employment.