CTE Enhances Personal Finance Instruction

CTE Enhances Personal Finance Instruction
Posted on 10/04/2018

The CTE division has formed a new partnership with AmeriCU credit union to enhance its personal finance curriculum for high school seniors.

AmeriCU representatives spoke with several classes this week as a kick-off to a new online course that will introduce students in participating CTE classes to basic concepts of financial responsibility. The curriculum covers savings accounts, budgeting, types of banks, credit cards, interest rates, writing checks, managing debt, credit scores, student loans, renting v. owning a home, taxes, insurance, identity theft, consumer fraud and investing.

“We have always covered components of personal finance, integrated into various parts of the curriculum. In the past, we have relied on texts and guide sheets, which may still be utilized to supplement the online course,” CTE Coordinator Chris Regner said. “This program is better suited to reach students by using media they are familiar with.”

The AmeriCU representatives presented on “The 5 Don’ts for Student Finances,” which emphasized spending wisely and developing good budgeting and saving habits. They spoke with students in Allied Health, New Visions Professions, Early Childhood Education and Auto Technology (juniors and seniors). Other classes that are participating include: Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and Health Related Careers.

Regner said AmeriCU representatives hope to return in the spring to follow up on the program.