Schools across San Mateo County offer robust, high-quality career and technical education (CTE) pathways to help students explore their interests and prepare for the career of their choice. Learn more below about the various programs offered by each school district.

Career and Technical Education Program Highlights

Westmoor High School Aviation Maintenance Class (Jefferson Union High School District)

Students stand next to an airplaneIn October 2021, students in Mr. Dyssegard's Aviation Maintenance class at Westmoor High School in Daly City got a real-life taste of what it means to be involved in airline maintenance – both in commercial aviation and in the military. The school is part of the Choose Aerospace pilot program for high school students managed by ATEC (The Aviation Technician Education Council). They are using an online curriculum to learn the general portion of the Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) certification curriculum for Aviation Maintenance.

On Friday, October 8, the aerospace students had a field trip to Oakland Airport, organized by the U.S. Air Force. The students were able to talk with U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aviation mechanics and see the inner workings of the F-16 and F-18 jets.

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School District Programs

Curious to know more about each school district's CTE programs? Click on the links below to learn more about their CTE pathways, classes, and opportunities.

Karen Gnusti

Executive Director, College, Career & Secondary Education

Email: kgnusti@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5331

Doron Markus

Coordinator, Career Technical Education (CTE) & STEM

Email: dmarkus@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5405

Rubie Macaraeg

Coordinator, Career Technical Education (CTE)

Email: rmacaraeg@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5336

Sarah Watanabe

Coordinator, K12 Strong Workforce & STEM

Email: swatanabe@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5432

Katia Sturtevant

Administrative Assistant II

Email: ksturtevant@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5481

Fax: (650) 802-5503