Why 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. 

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates. 

81% of dropouts say relevant, real- world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.

93% : the average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.

75%+ of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.  


NISD CTE Brochures

CTE Brochure

Academies Brochure

Career Clusters Brochure

Certifications Brochure

CTSOs Brochure


Learn more about CTE

CTE Today Fact Sheet 2016.pdf 

CTE Works Research 2016.pdf

CTE for a Strong Economy.pdf

College and Career Ready Infographic.pdf

CTE's Role in Dropout Prevention.pdf

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Career Pathways

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In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973, as amended; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the Northwest Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, or handicap. 
De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación de 1972; la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda; y El Titulo II del Acta de 1992 para Personas Discapacitadas, El Distrito Escolar de Northwest no discrimina por motivos de raza, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo o incapacìdad.