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Career and Technical Education

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Students have the opportunity to acquire skills that prepare them for successful career entry, advancement, and/or continuing education.  These skills should be transferable as well as job-specific, and basic to their education, providing them with the foundation for life-long learning.

The primary objectives for career and technical education programs are:

  • To give students the specific skills needed for job-entry positions now and broad transferable skills, allowing students further employment/education flexibility;
  • To acquire an awareness of the structure and future trends within high skill, high wage industries to increase students' options for occupational choice in the pursuit of a career as well as providing a cognitive base for post-secondary education;

  • To provide both school and work-based learning experiences;

  • To bridge the gap between education and the world of work.

  • Development of life long learning skills

  • Development of leadership skills and opportunities

  • Preparation for continued education advancements and opportunities