One of the greatest success stories of our Career and Technical Education program are the high-schoolers who transfer their skills into real-world jobs. That’s one reason why Glenn High School sophomore Grant Cerda is our CTE Student of the Week! 

Grant’s desire to discover new things shows up in his knack for graphic design and photojournalism. Self-taught in the photo-editing application Photoshop and other Adobe programs, Grant takes initiative to help others and inevitably make his fellow students as good as he is. 

“My classes are at a mastery level, because of Grant’s willingness to help and his knowledge and passion for Adobe,” Glenn High School graphic design and photojournalism teacher Katie Olson said. 

Olson recalled a time when she was teaching how to make a basic adjustment in Photoshop.   

“Grant then asked if he could show the class how to do something.  He put a picture up on the projected screen and showed them how to do two very small, extra steps to really make his picture pop.  It was amazing, seeing him be able to get up there with so much confidence and not be worried about making a mistake or no one caring.  It was a really cool experience for all of us.”

Grant has used his proficient Photoshop skills to create banner work for companies and individuals on different platforms, work he’s paid to do.

“This has also been great for our class because they can see how the skills we are learning are directly transferable to the workforce.”

No need to fix it in post, Grant Cerda shines as Leander ISD CTE Student of the Week!