District Offers Range of CTE Programs

February 20, 2015 08:55 AM
Student-built house program

In observance of National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, we are pleased to highlight the District programming in industrial technology, family and consumer sciences, business, marketing and computer sciences, and Project Lead the Way (PLTW). The District works in collaboration with the Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Center to provide students with these learning opportunities.

CTE courses help to prepare students for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities. Students develop: 

  • core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities
  • employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area
  • job-specific, technical skills related to a specific career pathway

District programs include the student-built house, electric car, PLTW, child development, culinary arts, and more.

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