Career Technical Education
Justin is a firm believer that students should be exposed to multiple career pathways. Four-year universities are not for every student, and many students need to have the exposure to programs that are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting our commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.
Justin's upbringing with a father who was a welder for 37 years with Ford Motor Company encouraged him to work with school administration to expand CTE opportunities. Last year, Justin worked with school administrators to partner with the IBEW to bring an electrical apprenticeship program to Stonewall Jackson High School. Justin has also worked directly with Potomac Middle School teachers and administrators, to expand the aquaponics program throughout their school building.
Justin also continues to support programs like welding and culinary arts at Potomac, and the IT courses taught at Forest Park. The School Board has currently allocated an additional $1 million for CTE high school curriculum and support.