All students should graduate from high school ready for college and career. Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an education system that combines rigorous academic classes with industry-specific knowledge and skills to prepare students both for direct entry into industry sectors and post-secondary education. CTE programs offer students the opportunity to explore various career options and then put in place the classes and experiences they need to succeed in the career of their choice.
CTE Awareness Month
February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month. This year, to honor the month, we sent weekly emails with information geared for parents, students, and members of the community. View all of the published emails below:
Keeping Up with CTE
The CTE Department produces a monthly online newsletter that has the latest information, news, and opportunities to improve students' college and career readiness. View all of the published emails and subscribe to learn how to support students in having successful college and career experiences.
Calendar of Events
Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm
Traditionally, when students U.S. weigh their educational choices after high school, they consider the college they attend more important than the major they study and the career they choose. This helps us understand why many college students take a few semesters to settle on a major, why the U.S. has the largest college drop-out rate in the developed world, and why so many graduates end up in unfulfilling careers.
Get Focused...Stay Focused! is a program that helps students flip the college decision-making paradigm by helping them understand who they are, what they want, and how they are going to get it.
Director, Career Technical Education (CTE)
Phone: (650) 802-5605
Coordinator, Career Technical Education
Phone: (650) 802-5457
Administrative Assistant, Student Services Division
Phone: (650) 802-5481
Fax: (650) 802-5503