What is CTE?
Career Technical Education (CTE) programs help students discover their passions, gain technical skills, and obtain knowledge vital for career success. Each CTE program has a sequence of specialized classes (3 credits or more) connected to a high-wage career path. The backbone of CTE is the role of our community partners who mentor students and bridge classroom learning with real world application. CTE prepares students for life after high school- whether a student is going straight to work or the military, attending a community college, joining a skilled trade, or enrolling in a 4 year university. Many CTE programs have dual credit opportunities, giving a student a jumpstart on earning college credit!
CTE programs allow a student to:
- EXPLORE- a career path while in high school. Exploring career interests in high school saves a student both time and money in the future.
- GAIN- real world skills and technical knowledge in a specific career path. These career-oriented skills transfer to any path a student ends up choosing.
- TRAIN- in a specific career area and apply their learning in real work-based projects or internships.