The purpose of the Career and Technical Education Department is to recognize the needs of a diverse student population and to assist students in gaining skills to become competitive, independent, productive citizens in a global economy. Students will be given opportunities to maximize their fullest potential through quality instruction linked to business and industry, career guidance, and active student leadership organizations.
- To provide each eighth grade students the opportunity to identify career interests that are related to a career cluster, to develop an educational plan, and to select a logical sequence of courses.
- To offer each student career learning experiences prior to graduation from high school.
- To provide each student upon graduation with academic and technical skills needed to pursue additional education (technical school, community college, college or university) related to a career interest identified in high school.
- To provide each student with understanding and knowledge that ethical behavior and work place skills are integral to successful employment.
- To incorporate new and emerging foundation skills needed to perform tasks proficiently which are aligned with current business and industry standards.
- Provide professional development programs to teachers, faculty, administrators, and academic counselors who are involved in integrating CTE programs.
- Develop and implement evaluations of the CTE programs carried out with funds, including an assessment of how the needs of special populations are being met.
- Initiate, improve, expand, and modernize quality CTE programs, including relevant technology.
- Provide services and activities that are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective.
- Provide activities to prepare special populations for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations that will lead to self-sufficiency.
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