FAIRBANKS — Career and specialized training has changed since Daniel Domke got into the amusement two decades prior.
Its ubiquity has waxed and wound down, and the way locale go about actualizing it has advanced.
Twenty years back, Domke said, the center in professional and specialized instruction was very nearly done absolutely as a reinforcement to the ideal way of going to school. Nowadays, CTE touches zones, for example, STEM (science, engineering, designing and math) and progressed preparing for industry accreditations. It generally won’t a reinforcement plan — its one of the most ideal approaches to dispatch a vocation in high-ability, high-wage employments.
Domke is the recently named chief of CTE projects in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. His experience makes him a perfect applicant for the position. He went to the chief position this mid year from Hutchison High School — alluded to by the locale as the head profession specialized school in the Interior, if not the state — where he had taken a shot at the showing staff and as foremost.
Notwithstanding his insight into government funded instruction, Domke brings an imperative expertise set to his part as CTE chief: his numerous years of private division experience. Before getting his degree in training, he filled in as an avionics technician.
He moved on from secondary school with a recognition and an industry accreditation that permitted him to hop directly into chipping away at planes and helicopters around the state. It was amid that time he met his wife, Vickie, additionally an aeronautics technician.
While Domke has transitioned into K-12 training, Vickie still works in flying support. She lives up to expectations frequently as an instructor also, however, as a flight educator. The few claims and works an organization that represents considerable authority in flying machine support and flight preparing.
Domke is a result of Fairbanks schools. His guardians moved to the Interior soon after wedding. As a kid, he went to Barnette Elementary School amid the pipeline blast. In the wake of getting his four year college education in training he taught auto support and welding for a couple of years on Kodiak before coming back to the place where he grew up.
He worked for a bit with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He got a half-time work at Hutchison showing little engine support before getting a full-time position.
Domke’s enthusiasm toward all things specialized and his overriding craving for proceeding with instruction support him day by day in his work. His adoration of acronyms — CTE, NTO, STEM — is clear and also self-pronounced. While he may not generally pass the adoration of acronyms on to understudies, he expects to pass on that affection of learning.
As the region’s CTE executive, he wants to extend the locale’s putting forth, and he’s now starting to do so. He’s beginning new projects and getting new supplies including two overwhelming gear test systems in the not so distant future.
“Not every school can have an auto shop. Not every school can have a welding shop,” Domke said. “At the same time we would prefer not to cutoff understudies by postal district.”
While Hutchison gets a ton of the center and a great deal of the credit regarding CTE in Fairbanks, Domke said, it isn’t the main diversion nearby. Each of the secondary schools have their own particular CTE projects, for example, Lathrop’s culinary project and North Pole’s auto upkeep program.
Domke sees CTE as the wave without bounds. As an option learning framework, as well as an immediate accomplice with the alleged “scholarly” programs:
“Converse with anyone who knows me,” he said, “they’ll say I don’t see a contrast in the middle of CTE and academics.”