CTE: 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. CTE students receive a rigorous, relevant education with opportunities to learn valuable skills for life and earn professional industry certifications and college credit.
Career & Technical Education
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 provides students with:
- Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
- Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace essential skills
- Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers through school
CTE content areas have been aligned and verified with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics; and reading, writing and communication.
- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy
- Business, Marketing and Public Administration
- Hospitality, Human Services and Education
- Health Science, Criminal Justice and Public Safety
- STEM, Arts, Design and Information Technology
- Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences
- Alternative Cooperative Education
Career & Technical Student Organizations
Students build leadership skills, positive work values, and apply what they learn in class. CTE student organizations include: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, (SC)2, SkillsUSA, and TSA.