March 2023 CTE Newsletter



March 23, 2023

CTE Newsletter Vol. 9 Issue 6

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Superintendent's Message



Spring is in the air. Not only are the flowers blooming, but our students are flourishing with growth as they continue their journey through our programs. I am proud of the 75 Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) students who recently participated in the SkillsUSA regional competition and can’t wait to hear all about their next accomplishments as 52 advance to the SkillsUSA State Competition in Ontario, CA next month. Additionally, some of our students are even putting their knowledge into action by working in internships out in the community. 


For our Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) students, they continue to dedicate themselves to their studies in the hopes of fulfilling what has been for many of them a long journey of earning their high school equivalency or diploma. Many have also taken their learning to the next level by volunteering on this year’s student leadership committee, which has helped organize and participate some fantastic events. 


As the semester begins to wind down, there are many exciting events on the horizon. I am looking forward to the Fashion Pop-Up show and SVCTE’s 17th Annual Custom and Classic Car Show on May 12, the SVCTE Awards Ceremony on May 19, the SVAE Graduation on May 25, and the SVCTE Film Festival on May 26. These events will be here before we know it. 


In the meantime, I will be holding community tours on April 21 and May 19 and invite you to register to join us. Attendees will see our top-notch courses taught by industry experts in action. Learn more and register at


Thank you for your continued interest and support of MetroED.

Alyssa Lynch


SVCTE 17th Annual Car Show

Car Show Coming Up May 12, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.


MetroED invites all classic car clubs, collectors, and enthusiasts to attend the 17th Annual Custom and Classic Car Show on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The car show has grown steadily, with over 260 entries in 2022. This year, we hope to have more than 300 vehicle exhibitors. All proceeds benefit students and SkillsUSA.


For questions, contact car show event organizer: Bob McTaggart at or 408-723-6563. Tax deductible donations can be made online via PayPal at or by mail, and indicate car show donation.


  • Spectator admission to the car show is free, with limited parking
  • Car entry is $20 per car
  • Food and drink available for sale
  • Live music
  • Download the Car Show flyer (PDF) 
For more information

Students In Action

In Medical Assisting


Our Medical Assisting partnered up with the Metals Technology and Veterinary Science programs during recent collaborations. Metals Technology made 15 Bunsen burner tripod stands that the medical students used for their "Homer-o-statis lab," where they had to keep him alive by demonstrating the importance of homeostasis. Additionally, Veterinary Science students brought an animal to their Medical Assisting CPR workshop so students could see the similarities and differences between human and animal CPR. Pictured is Elliott Law from Piedmont Hills High School, Griffin Viray from Santa Teresa High School, and Nghi Nguyen from Silver Creek High School in East Side Union High School District working on the “Homer-o-statis” lab. View more photos.

52 SVCTE Students Advance to SkillsUSA State Competition


75 SVCTE students participated in the Regional Leadership and Skills Competition throughout February for SkillsUSA, a nonprofit national education association that serves middle school, high school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. 36 students won medals, with 11 earning gold, 11 receiving silver, and 14 walking away with bronze. 52 students total will advance to the SkillsUSA April 13-16 State Competition in Ontario, CA. For a full list of award winners and more information.

SVAE Student Leadership Committee Teaches Valuable Skills


Fourteen Silicon Valley Adult Education students are learning valuable leadership skills while pursuing their educational or career goals. The SVAE student leaders are learning about volunteerism and advocacy to work as positive influencers and peer motivators on compass and in the community. 


Recently, they hosted a successful campus-wide Career and Technical Education Month celebration, participated in the College and Career Fair, and volunteered at the Community Resource Fair at Santa Clara Adult School where they advocated for SVAE by highlighting all of our academic programs and the program’s success. A field trip to West Valley College is planned in April, followed by a volunteer food distribution event run by SVAE’s Calworks program with food supplied by Second Harvest Food Bank. The leadership committee will also be an integral part of the planning and implementing the graduation ceremony on May 25.


Members include Jingli Liu, Julia Aguilar, Stephanie Alcantar, Candelaria Ortega, Judy Perez, Jesus Bravo, Aidet Martinez, Kyunglyun Kim, Gulseren Ozturk, Andres Acevedo, Juan Ramirez, Andrew Lucero, Tarina Cooksey, and Cesar Roa.

SVAE Students Write Seasonal Poems


English as a Second Language students in Marion Clark’s class have written seasonal poems. We are proud to showcase a submission for Spring.


Spring by Aki Shikano


Spring is light pink

It tastes sweet and salty like a cherry blossom rice cake

It sounds like leaves rubbing in a gentle breeze

It smells like my mother who envelops me whole

It looks like the new beginning of all things

It makes me feel warm and cozy

It blows my worries away

It brings me fresh air and new beginnings

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MetroED News

Kaiser Permanente Surgeon Visits SVCTE


Kaiser surgeon and Kaiser foundation volunteer Dr. Teresa Lewis and Operating Room (OR) nurse Elsa Martinez recently toured some of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education’s health science programs. A bonus: Elsa is an alumni of SVCTE, formerly CCOC, herself! After the students left, they talked to teachers about their updated course needs and are looking at ways to support the program. Our partnerships are what move us forward and enable our students to thrive! View more photos.

MetroED Superintendent Alyssa Lynch Hosts Community Tour


The unpredictable weather didn't keep community members from attending MetroED Superintendent Alyssa Lynch’s tour of Silicon Valley Career Technical Education's unique 26-acre campus and programming this month.


Thank you to those who attended, including Brian Wheatley, MetroED's Governing Board president and member of the San Jose Unified School District’s Board of Education; Wendi Mahaney-Gurahoo, San Jose Unified School District’s Board of Education vice president; Vaishali "Shali" Sirkay, Los Altos School District board member; Adam Escoto and John Horner, Morgan Hill Unified School District’s board members; Raeena Lari, Santa Clara County Office of Education Board of Education board member; and more! Don't miss out on our next community tour from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on April 21 and 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on May 19. Sign up today at, View more photos.

MetroED Foundation

Golf Fundraiser This Fall


The MetroED Foundation has moved its Golf Fundraiser to Fall 2023! They are looking forward to seeing players sign up for the tournament. They are also still looking for sponsors for the event. Click here for more details!

Join Our Team

Positions are Available at MetroED!


We are currently seeking applicants that would be an excellent fit for our team. The district pays full health benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including dental, vision, and an employee assistance program. You can click below to learn more.


MetroED Current Openings

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MetroED Governing Board Updates

MetroED Governing Board Meeting


To see past meeting minutes and agendas, please visit our Gamut online page. You can also view upcoming MetroED Governing Board meeting agendas and Governing Board Policies.


Next meeting: Wed., April 19, at 6 p.m. | In-person and via Zoom, SVCTE Auditorium, Room 201

Upcoming Dates

March 31


April 10-14


May 12


May 12


May 19


May 25


May 26

Cesar Chavez - No Classes (SVCTE & SVAE)


Spring Break - No Classes (SVCTE & SVAE)


SVCTE 17th Annual Car Show


SVCTE Fashion Pop-Up


SVCTE Awards


SVAE Graduation


SVCTE Film Festival

2022-23 School Year Instructional Calendar

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