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CTE Newsletter, January 2016
What is CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.
In CTE programs, you will learn how core subjects like math, science and technical writing are used in careers.
- Includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more
- Fulfills employer needs that are high (skill, wage, demand)
- Integrates academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
- Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees.
- Prepares students to be college and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills.
- Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters and 79+ pathways.
Currently Northwest ISD’s CTE program has 4,470 students enrolled in 14 different career clusters at the high school level and occupies 5,262 seats daily. Just over 70% of high school students are currently taking at least one CTE course.
This enrollment includes a total of eight career academies. Overall, CTE program has increased enrollment by 42% over the last five years.