By Team iCEV on February 5, 2020 at 4:35 PM
At iCEV, we have been celebrating CTE Month since the beginning of February, but before CTE Month ends, we still need to celebrate National FFA Week. As a company, we support all CTSOs are areas of Career & Technical Education, and FFA holds a special place for many members of the CEV team. Our founder, Dr. Gordan W. Davis, was an agricultural science teacher before pursuing his career in higher education and building the business that would become CEV Multimedia. Many of our employees were active FFA members in their youth, and several employees were FFA state officers. Because of our particular connection to FFA, we are excited to celebrate National FFA Week and recognize the accomplishments of FFA members across the country.
Since 1928, the National FFA Organization has been known as the premier youth organization for preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. A integral part of agricultural education are the potential growth opportunities for FFA members. FFA helps students discover and develop their passion and interests for agriculture through hands-on experiences, and gives them the tools needed to achieve real-world success.
Did you know…
There are currently more than 700,170 FFA members nationwide.
Across the country (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) there are more than 8,600 FFA chapters.
More than 11,000 educators fill the role of FFA advisors and agricultural science teachers.
The 2020 National FFA Convention and Expo hosted more than 69,940 attendees.
There are more than 459,500 FFA Alumni members in 2,236 chapters Alumni chapters.
Annually, FFA members collectively earn more $4 billion through hands-on work experiences.
FFA competitions and events prepare students for 235 unique agriculture-related careers.
In 2016, more than 1,820 individual scholarships, worth more than $2.6 million, were awarded through the National FFA Organization.
More than $44 million in scholarships have been awarded to FFA members pursuing higher education.
87% of members utilize FFA to explore career opportunities.
81% of members gather college preparation skills from FFA events and experiences.
81% of members discover an interest in technology via FFA competitions and opportunities.
Through the National FFA Organization, students gain valuable knowledge and skills that prepare them for real-world opportunities and experiences. FFA members are given the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities, develop career interests and passions and foster their professional networks. To learn more about the National FFA Organization, visit their website.
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