Career & Technical Education

  • Sparks fly as a welding student works on a piece of metal.

    Explore a career before entering college, technical school or the workforce.

Area high school students with all interests, talents and abilities can pursue traditional trades, licensed professions, and honors-level and college-level programs. Interested students should work with their home district’s school counselor to apply.

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    “I love that the class feels like a real work environment.”

    Nick Dunham

    Game Design and Implementation student

Faces of Career & Tech

Global Fashion student Robert Vincent, who has short dark hair with a longer bang, and wears black eyeglasses, a long gold earring and printed red shirt, sews the sleeve of a black formal dress that is displayed on a mannequin.

Student Revives A Classic Art

Global Fashion student Robert Vincent has earned a tip of the cap for new hat making skills.

Aidan Matile, who has shoulder length brown hair, and wears black eyeglasses, a black face mask and blue and red t-shirt with a Captain America shield on its front, works with equipment in a Career & Technical School Manufacturing and Machining classroom.

Teen Aims For The Stars

Aspiring astronaut Adian Matile is gaining manufacturing and machining skills for a star-studded career. 

Student Dharma Parmeshwari, who has short dark hair and is wearing black eyeglasses and a light grey hoodie with the word Champion on its front, looks down while using a hand drill at a workbench in a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration classroom

Hoping For a Hot Future In a Cool Industry

Dharma Parmeshwari went on his first heating and cooling repair job at age 11 and hopes to never stop. 

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Find out why nearly 1,000 high school students spend their time with us. 

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100
professional certification pathways available to students.
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75%
of our graduates pursue college or technical school degrees. 
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80+ businesses
provide workplace experiences for our career & technical education students.
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12 of the 20
fastest growing occupations within the next decade require technical education. CTE helps students acquire this essential skill set.
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63
college articulation agreements offer students a chance to earn college credit while still in high school.
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6 unique programs
for students with special needs.