Monday, May 2, 2016

CTE in entertainment technology at U Prep

Anonymous wrote:


New Post:CTE and Entertainment @ UPrep in the Fall


Questioner said...

Of course just a few years ago PPS had the opportunity to host a top notch program in animation, led by a successful and experienced PPS alum in the best high school building in the district. And in violation of its own rules PPS wouldn't even let the alum present the proposal at a public hearing.

Anonymous said...

If anyone were to put their finger on the pulse/heart beat of the Hill community and it's students would the feel be entertainment, animation, potography and the like ?

Anonymous said...

Forgive my ignorance, but the article used the term "Instructor" and I wondered if there are distinctions in educational terms describing a role? Is Instructor a different level of teacher or a different credential?

Common Sense said...

Studying animation sure sounds more impressive than, say, studying a trade such as plumbing. And image is very important for the PPS.

I went to the Federal Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.

As of 2014, there are 64,400 animators employed in the US.
Job prospects: "Despite positive job growth, there will be competition for job openings because many recent graduates are interested in entering the occupation."

As of 2014, there are 425,000 plumbers and pipefitters employed in the US.
Job prospects: "Overall job opportunities are expected to be good, with some employers continuing to report difficulty finding qualified workers. In addition, many plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are expected to retire over the next 10 years, resulting in more job openings."

It is also worth noting that animation jobs can easily be shipped overseas. Not so with plumbing and pipefitting jobs.

See my point?

Common Sense said...

Sorry, the link in post #4 should just be

I might have common sense, but I copy and paste poorly.