CTE Highlight: Suzanne Gretch

Newtech Prep - SPS


Career Readiness & Apprenticeship Coordinator

I’ve dedicated 17 years to my career in education, with a special focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the last 12 years. As the Career Readiness and Apprenticeship Coordinator at NEWTECH Prep in Spokane, WA, I spent 11 years helping students align their education with their career goals by connecting them to employers, job shadows, and internships in their chosen field.

Currently, I’m furthering my education, working towards a master’s in education and a CTE Director Certification at EWU, while serving as the CTE Facilitator for Spokane Public Schools. My commitment to CTE stems from its transformative impact on students in secondary education. It’s deeply fulfilling to guide students toward careers that not only match their career aspirations but also equip them with the vital technical and employability skills needed for success after high school. There’s no greater feeling than seeing a student’s passion and motivation for their future career sparked by the work done with and by CTE teachers and their programs.