Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Vision: All students ready for college, career and life.

Mission: To facilitate the teaching of relevant skills and knowledge for learning, career and life.

Goal: To increase graduation rates and prepare students for employment by engaging them in learning related to career interests and workplace readiness/21st Century skills.

Beliefs:

  • We believe all students when provided the opportunity, will flourish in an environment that engages them in learning.
  • We believe through collaborative work, we can positively impact our students learning and their preparation for the world of work.
  • We believe that keeping programs current by staying connected to what is happening in business/industry will have a positive impact on our students.
  • We believe there are many paths traveled to get to a desired career and our job is to assist students in understanding those various paths so they choose the best one to fit their needs.
Benefits of Career & Technical Courses:
  • Many of our courses provide an opportunity to gain college as well as high school credit
  • Many of our classes provide an opportunity for credit equivalency to help students meet their graduation requirements
  • Provide technical skills that transfer into the world of work
  • 21st Century Skills are taught helping students prepare for the workplace

Learn more about our changing economy, in demand careers in our region, along with their education and salary levels and youth employment opportunities.

Here are some links to help.

Career Pathways:

In order to align with our new State graduation requirements and to meet our goal of preparing students for their future, we begin helping students build their High School & Beyond Plan in middle school. Student use tools available in Xello World/Career Cruising as a way to learn more about their interests and learning styles which connect them to potential careers. This process helps them in determining their career pathway.  Below are the 16 Career Cluster “Pathways” which link to more information, including example careers within the pathway.

WSD CTE Classes offered within these pathways:
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Intro to Culinary Arts
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Adv. Culinary Arts
  • Small Engines
  • **Metals Manufacturing & Technology
  • **Applied Math
  • *CTA-Diesel Technology
Architecture & Construction
  • Design & Modeling (middle school)
  • Basic Construction
  • Fine Arts Woodworking
  • Metals Crafts & Production
  • **Applied Math
  • *CTA-Construction Tech
Arts, A/V Tech, & Communication
  • Design & Modeling (middle school)
  • Digital Photography
  • Visual Design & Communication
  • Yearbook
  • Fine Arts Woodworking
  • Metals Crafts & Production
Business, Management & Administration
  • **Computer Applications
  • **Financial Fitness
  • **Applied Math
  • Yearbook
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
Education & Training
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • Family Health
Finance
  • **Financial Fitness
  • **Applied Math
Government & Public Administration
  • **Financial Fitness
  • **Applied Math
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • *CTA-Criminal Justice
Health Science
  • Medical Detectives (middle school)
  • Family Health
  • **Intro to Medical Careers & Terminology
  • **BioMedical Anatomy & Physiology
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • *CTA-Applied Medical Sciences
  • *CTA-Dental
Hospitality & Tourism
  • Intro to Culinary Arts
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Adv. Culinary Arts
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • **Financial Fitness
  • **Applied Math
  • *CTA-Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts
  • *CTA-Travel & Hotel Management
Human Services
  • Family Health
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • Intro to Culinary Arts
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Adv. Culinary Arts
  • **Financial Fitness
  • *CTA-Cosmetology
Information Technology
  • Automation & Robotics (middle school)
  • **Computer Applications
  • *CTA-Information Technology Services, Systems & Support
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Family Health
  • **American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting
  • *CTA-Criminal Justice
  • *CTA-Fire Science
  • *CTA-Legal/Medical Office Applications
Manufacturing
  • Design & Modeling (middle school)
  • Automation & Robotics (middle school)
  • Flight & Space (middle school)
  • **Metals Manufacturing & Technology
  • Metals Crafts & Production
  • Fine Arts Woodworking
  • Basic Construction
  • **Applied Math
  • *CTA-Pre-Engineering Design Technology
Marketing
  • Digital Photography
  • **Financial Fitness
  • Visual Design & Communications
  • Yearbook
  • *CTA-Fashion Merchandising & Management
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Design & Modeling (middle school)
  • Automation & Robotics (middle school)
  • Medical Detectives (middle school)
  • Flight & Space (middle school)
  • **Metals Manufacturing & Technology
  • Basic Construction
  • Fine Arts Woodworking
  • **Applied Math
  • **Financial Fitness
  • CTA_Pre-Engineering Design Technology
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Flight & Space (middle school)
  • Small Engines
  • **Applied Math
  • *CTA-Automotive Tech
  • *CTA-Diesel Tech
  • *CTA-Aviation Tech
*CTA-Cascadia Tech Academy
**College credits available (CTE Dual Credit)

 

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