Career & Technical Education
CTE is a series of classes designed to prepare students for specific career pathways and general skills for employment or college.
Students need training in professional skills and practice in professional behaviors to be independent and successful after high school. Students are also required to graduate with one year of occupational credit from CTE classes.
- All students are encouraged to take CTE courses to gain skills and experience for employment, college, armed forces, or other future plans.
- CTE instructors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and bring industry experience to the classroom.
- Advisory committee members meet throughout the year to ensure each course curriculum is current and relevant to professional industry standards.
STUDENT LEADER ORGANIZATIONS
DECA - marketing, finance, hospitality, management
FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America
SkillsUSA - trade skills
HOSA - Sports Med
FCCLA - Family, Career, Community Leaders of America
College credit is available for select courses.
Soft skills are behaviors that are learned through training and practice in all CTE classes. They include: communication, problem solving, leadership, time management, punctuality, initiative, etc.
Frank O'Connor, Interim Director of Career & Technical Education 360.596.6109
Gretchen Maliska, Career & Technical Education Program Manager 360.596.6107