Career and Technical Education PROGRAMS
CTE (Career and Technical Education) career clusters in K12 traditional public schools include areas of focus like STEM, health care careers, digital technology, and more. Whether a student is interested in career classes such as Exploring Early Childhood, Business Law, or K12 careers, CTE provides all students with direction.
The knowledge, technical skills, and training necessary to succeed in trade schools and future careers are foundational to CTE. Challenging academic standards prepare these students for the real world by introducing workplace competencies and providing a hands-on academic experience.
The variety of pathways available to students are organized into career clusters. The Student Interest Survey for Career Clusters is a guidance tool that provides the top three clusters that might suit a student’s interests.
Students searching for trade schools near me or a career academy might also find that high school CTE courses are a good first step on their career path. A trade school education or a high school CTE certification can lead to good-paying jobs and/or the desire for additional education.
The variety of CTE courses related to the career cluster topics are limitless. The most popular CTE classes include Culinary Arts, Baking, Accounting, Energy Technology, Web Design, Business Management, Business Law, Computer Information Systems, Architectural Drafting, Auto Mechanics, Graphic Design, Construction, Metalwork, Welding, Furniture Making, Floral Design, Building Trades, Health Sciences, Multimedia Arts, Law Enforcement, Agriculture, Audio-Video Technology, Building Trades, Health Occupations, etc.
Explore School District CTE Career Clusters
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Business, Marketing, and Finance
Education and Training
Hospitality and Tourism
Law and Public Service
Discover numerous pathways to STEM careers in Bioscience, Cybersecurity, Renewable Energy, Computer Science, and Engineering.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Career and Technical Education students learn academic and technical skills while getting hands-on training.