Career Technical Education (CTE)

Mission:  The mission of CTE is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California’s economic prosperity.

Vision: CTE will engage every student in high-quality, rigorous, and relevant educational pathways and programs, developed in partnership with business and industry, promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, community service, and lifelong learning, and allowing students to turn their “passions into paychecks” – their dreams into careers.

CTE Delivery:

CTE is offered through the following institutions:

  • Comprehensive high schools
  • Career academies
  • Regional Occupational Centers and Programs
  • Charter schools
  • Community colleges