Career and Technical Education offers an opportunity to acquire marketable job skills, occupational knowledge and positive attitudes towards entering the world of work and/or entering into post-secondary studies. In order to provide these opportunities, a variety of skill training classes are offered. These offerings allow students to develop a belief in the dignity of work, pride of accomplishment, a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn.
Career and technical education produces students with transferable skills for occupations requiring continuous upgrading. Career and technical education recognizes the need for emphasizing both the academic and occupational components of the educational process and strives to maintain a positive relationship with the core class teachers thus assisting in the development of the whole student.
Programs are kept current based on feasibility studies and direct input from area advisory boards representing business and industry. Courses teach workplace basics necessary to succeed in any occupation or career (such as critical thinking, practical application, teamwork, and problem solving). Students are taught to conduct themselves in a manner expected of an employee by an employer. Students are guided and directed through the process of creating a purpose, focus, and direction for their future.