Take control of your future by gaining workplace skills, learning about your options, and finding your passion. Prepare yourself for life as a worker, family member, individual, and citizen by completing hands-on, project-based exercises. Gain technical, personal, and leadership skills necessary to become successful in a challenging and changing world.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses fulfill not only CTE credit requirements for graduation, but many of the courses also fulfill other graduation requirements such as Art, Math, Science, etc. through equivalency and dual-crediting. CTE courses are divided in two types:
Exploratory classes are for secondary students who want to investigate a broad range of career options within a pathway. Students who enroll in exploratory classes:
1. Demonstrate the application of essential learning in context of preparing for work.
2. Demonstrate occupational-specific skills.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of more than one career option within a chosen pathway.
4. Demonstrate employability and leadership skills.
Preparatory programs are designed to be a sequence of classes for post-exploratory students who have decided to focus on an occupation or cluster of related occupations within a specific Career Pathway. Students who enroll in preparatory programs:
1. Receive industry certification upon completion of the secondary career and technical education program.
2. Have the opportunity to articulate to post-secondary education and training programs related to this secondary
career and technical education program.
3. Become employed upon graduation, or following post-secondary training, in occupations that pay a living wage