La Porte ISD's Career and Technical Education programs are designed to reinforce state and national academic standards. Providing students training in career areas of interest to them we are preparing the student for the world of industry. The goal of Career and Technical Education is to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in industry and post secondary education.
CTE provides students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The structured training each student receives gives him or her the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further his or her postsecondary education, whether technical school, two-year college, or four-year college. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study to develop the essential skills to feel competent in entering today's competitive job market.
What are the subject areas covered by CTE?
|w||Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||w||Hospitality & Tourism|
|w||Architecture & Construction||w||Auto Body Repair|
|w||Arts, A/V Technology & Communications||w||Auto Mechanical Repair|
|w||Business Management & Administration||w||Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (ROTC)|
|w||Education & Training||w||Welding|
|w||Finance||w||Marketing, Sales & Service|
|w||Government & Public Administration||w||Science, Technology, Engineering & Math|
|w||Health Science||w||Marine Transportation, Distribution & Logistics|
Is CTE only for students who are not college-bound?
No. Career and Technical Education is essential for all students, providing them with a foundation of academic knowledge and essential technical skills. CTE courses and programs introduce students to career options and assist them in making informed educational choices.
Where is CTE offered?
CTE courses and programs are offered in all middle and high schools.
Is there any proof that CTE works?
|w||Students who take two or more CTE courses are less likely to drop out of high school.|
|w||High school CTE programs prepare students for the many high paying, high-tech jobs requiring less than a bachelor's degree.|
|w||Students concentrating in CTE have test scores equal to those who are "college prep" students.|