Career & Technical Education

  • CTE provides quality educational programs emphasizing core academics, technical skills, and postsecondary & hands-on learning opportunities. Our goal is to better prepare all students, including special populations, to meet the challenges of the workforce, economic growth, and emerging new occupations.

    CTE courses are offered throughout D49 at six high schools and four middle schools. 

    Today's cutting-edge, rigorous, relevant career and technical education courses prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. CTE students can also earn professional industry certifications and college credit.

    CTE provides students with:

    • Academic content taught with relevance to the real world
    • Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace readiness skills
    • Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers through school

    Want more information? Please fill out our CTE Interest Form

CTE Pathways by High School

  • CTE Pathway  FHS VRHS SCHS PHS SSAE PPEC
    ACE X+        
    Agriculture (Ag Business, Animal Sci, Equine Sci) X+        
    Am Sign Language   X      
    Athletic Training     X    
    Biomedical Technology X X      
    Business/Marketing X X X    
    Coding X X X    
    Commercial Photography X X X    
    Construction       X+  
    Culinary & Hospitality       X+  
    Design & Multimedia Arts X X X    
    Education (Teacher Cadet)   X      
    Engineering X X X   X
    Fashion Design   X      
    Graphic Design   X X    
    Hair Styling (ISSA) X X X X X
    Manufacturing (Machining)     X    
    Networking & Security X X X    
    Nurse Aide X+   X    
    Web Design X X X    

    + students from other high schools can participate at this location

Career Categories

  • Agriculture & Animal Science

  • Business & Marketing Administration

  • Career Exploration & Preparedness (ACE)

  • Construction Trades

  • Culinary Arts

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Graphic Design & Photography

  • Health Careers

  • Manufacturing

  • Technology

CTE Contacts

Mary Krisko
CTE Coordinator
Phone: 719-495-1149 x2105

Career Clusters

  • Career Clusters