Career Technical Education: Vision, Opportunity, and Leadership

Now in his 31st year as an educator, Downey Unified Superintendent John Garcia reflects on what ‘legacy mode’ means to him, and how public schools can stay relevant in preparing students to thrive in our digital economy. A Downey High graduate, he’s the first alum to take the helm of the district. Dr. Garcia’s scholarly background prepared him with both an executive MBA and a doctorate in education—degrees that set the stage for the visionary action plan he’s laid out to bridge classroom learning to industry across a continually-evolving workforce. On this episode of Future Groove, Dr. Garcia highlights the importance of schools collaborating with business, government, and community groups, and discusses how Downey models effective practices in college and career readiness. 

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Downey Unified School District