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What is CTE?

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CTE (Career Technical Education) is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement and global competitiveness.

CTE programs in secondary and post-secondary institutions are developing America’s most valuable resource—its people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers—and keep America working—in every sense of the word.

The baby boomers are leaving America’s workforce—with 10,000 turning 65 every day for the next 19 years.

CTE is preparing a highly skilled, sustainable workforce with the technical expertise, work ethic and employability skills that American business and industry need to remain globally competitive.

I’m going to college…why should I take a Career Center class?

There are some tangible benefits for taking Career Center classes during your high school career.

Many of the skills you learn here are transferable to adult life.  They are also important if you plan to go on to some type of college after you graduate from high school.

Here’s a few of the possible benefits of completing our classes:

•A summer job with higher wage possibilities in the area of your course training

•If your college career is interrupted for some reason (financial, health, family situation), you will have a skill that could be used supporting yourself and others.

•Career Center class skills can be used later for a hobby or personal enjoyment.
•These skills can be useful in becoming an informed and proactive consumer.
•Many of our classes offer the opportunity to earn college credits.

Admittedly, you must work carefully with your Guidance Counselor to prepare a four-year class plan that will allow you to take the necessary classes for college admission and still have time to take a two-or three-hour Career Center course.

It is possible to prepare for college and take one of our courses during your junior and senior year.

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