Career & Technical Education (CTE) prepares students of all ages for the workforce by offering training classes that teach the technical and soft skills needed for in-demand careers. Unlike traditional educational settings, CTE classes take place in an environment that reflects actual working situations.
CTE has a long and rich history in the United States. Today’s CTE programs are found throughout the country and encompass a variety of challenging fields. CTE programs are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy, and they strive to bridge the skills gap that exists between workers and employers in today’s challenging economic times.
OACES CTE students can expect to be taught employable skills from job-related skills to workplace ethics. Upon class completion, students have opportunities for post-secondary education and to earn industry-recognized and stackable credentials that can result in employment and career advancement.
CTE programs currently include in-demand fields such as:
If this sounds like the education opportunity you have been looking for, we invite you to learn more about our programs.
All CTE programs have an industry-specific advisory board consisting of local employers that assist CTE programs in providing up-to-date industry information and developing CTE training curriculum. Advisory boards serve as a direct link for students to the workforce and ensure that CTE training is aligned with current industry workforce demands.
Download a .pdf of the Career & Technical Education program guide.