Employees Only - No Students Wanted
If we're supposed to prepare students for the real world in CTE classes, why not turn the classroom into a business and the students into employees?*
It seems painfully obvious in retrospect, and I'm sure others have successfully done this in the past, but it never dawned on me until this comment. Since then, I've begun working out the details in this post and am convinced that the concept is worth pursuing.
Constructive criticism is welcomed. :)
*Edit: The idea is more metaphoric than literal. See explanation in this comment.