choosing a career and technical education school

What is CTE?

Career and technical education (CTE) programs in middle and high school are rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! Not only can these courses help students explore, select, and define a career or field of interest, but also they can support students learn soft skills that are highly prized by the job market.

Career Preparation

CTE courses can prepare students for a variety of careers—many that require no post secondary education—which is vital in an economy where so many jobs only require a high school education (and maybe a certification).

Soft Skills

CTE programs also help students focus on real-world soft skills that employers today declare that many young people are missing. Skills like leadership, collaboration, and critical thinking are necessary skills taught in CTE courses and programs in addition to career- and pathway-specific skills.

A Legacy of Success

On February 23, 1917, the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act was signed into law, launching the federal investment in career and technical education (CTE). Since then, federal CTE policy has evolved in response to changing U.S. economic and social conditions.

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ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Aerospace Science, Construction, Masonry, Mathematics - careers in Engineering and Construction offer fantastic opportunities for growth and financial success. If you are interested in pursuing one of these in-demand careers the Engineering and Construction Tech Academy is for you.

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    ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

    Aerospace Science, Construction, Masonry, Mathematics - careers in Engineering and Construction offer fantastic opportunities for growth and financial success. If you are interested in pursuing one of these in-demand careers the Engineering and Construction Tech Academy is for you.

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    MEDICAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

    Interested in being a nurse, doctor, pharmaceutical technician, or other healthcare professional? The Medical Science and Healthcare Professionals Academy can help you prepare to achieve your goals in the field through specialized classes and internships.

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    Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    With specialized classes in marketing, entrepreneurship, cosmetology, food & nutrition, video design, visual design and more this academy prepares students to follow their dreams as future business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • college students

    College Prep

    With a curriculum designed to help students prepare for college through Advanced Placement courses and college transfer credits the College Prep Academy is an excellent choice for student interested in pursuing higher education.

  • medical sciences

    MEDICAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

    Interested in being a nurse, doctor, pharmaceutical technician, or other healthcare professional? The Medical Science and Healthcare Professionals Academy can help you prepare to achieve your goals in the field through specialized classes and internships.

  • business plan

    Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    With specialized classes in marketing, entrepreneurship, cosmetology, food & nutrition, video design, visual design and more this academy prepares students to follow their dreams as future business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • college students

    College Prep

    With a curriculum designed to help students prepare for college through Advanced Placement courses and college transfer credits the College Prep Academy is an excellent choice for student interested in pursuing higher education.