Career & Technical Education
The mission of Career and Technical Education is to help empower students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens. Programs in Career and Technical Education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems and utilize technology.
Work-based Learning Opportunities
Students have opportunities to participate in work-based learning activities such as shadowing, internships, cooperative education, clinical experiences, and apprenticeships. Some work-based learning activities are paid and some are unpaid experiences. To learn more about work-based learning opportunities for high school students, contact your high school Career Development Specialist, school counselor, or Career and Technical Education teacher.
Tech Prep Partnership
Tech Prep is a high school course of study that prepares students for further education or training in a technical field. Students may earn community college credit for certain courses taken at the high school level.Career Development is a program offered beginning in middle school. It is designed to help students investigate their career interests and desires for employment after they complete their formal education. Students begin in eighth grade designing a course of study during high school. Career Development Plans that project a high school course of study are created by the students in consultation with a Career Development Specialist, school counselors, teachers, and parents.
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