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Career Technical Education (CTE)

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A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.
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A CTE (Career Technical Education) Pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and careers.

Students who complete a CTE pathway typically have more experience and are more likely to be hired than other students. Be a completer, graduate with a CTE distinction, and gain a valuable advantage.

• Technical skills for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careersstudent with lamb
• College credit through dual enrollment courses
• Summer internships and work-based learning
• Professional Certifications
• College scholarships
• Leadership opportunities through Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) such as SkillsUSA, HOSA Future Health Professionals, and Future Farmers of America (FFA).
CTE high school students are college and career ready –
94% graduate high school and most enroll directly in college.
For more information please contact Kristin Anderson: [email protected]
To find out more about the pathways available at each high school, click on the images below.
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Dual Enrollment

Did you know that your high school student can earn college credit while still in high school? Lucia Mar offers a wide variety of Dual Enrollment courses that allow students to start their college careers early with our partnership with Cuesta College! Click the link below to watch the video below to find out more about our Dual Enrollment program and courses.
Spring Showcase

CTE held its annual CTE Spring Showcase Awards & Dinner. This dinner honored students, teachers, and industry partners who demonstrated exceptional efforts and leadership skills within their pathway. Students were nominated by their teachers, while industry advisors and teachers were nominated by a group of peers & professionals. The annual CTE auction, which features student work completed in their pathway, was able to generate 3,500 dollars in award money for our CTE scholarship fund. If you'd like more information about our CTE scholarship fund please contact Kristin Anderson, at [email protected]