• Career and Technical Education

    Pathways in Lake Worth ISD

What is CTE

  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

    For students interested in a career in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, the possibilities for employment and success are endless. Feeding a nation and even the world would provide a variety of job opportunities, but today’s agriculture goes way beyond just farming and ranching. Students who go on to a career in agriculture could find themselves creating new fuel alternatives, designing golf courses or curing diseases.

    Lake Worth ISD provides students the opportunities to follow pathways in Animal Science (Vet Medicine), Applied Agricutltural Engineering (Welding), and Plant Science (Floral Design). Students entering these pathways have the opportunity to become certified in industry-recognized certifications.  Students also have the opportunity to be a member of the largest secondary student organization in the country, Texas FFA. Members in FFA have many opportunities to develop leadership skills on a local, district, area, state, and national level; compete in leadership and career events; and participate in Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs, which includes livestock shows.

    The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster® focuses on the essential elements of life—food, water, land, and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist. It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas production.

    Pathways offered in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Animal Science (Vet Medicine)
    • Applied Agricultural Engineering (Welding)
    • Plant Science (Floral Design) 
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  • Architecture & Construction

    For students interested in a career in construction, the Carpentry pathway is a great way to get a head start in the industry.  Students learn hands-on the skills that help them succeed in this rewarding and expanding field. Students in this cluster are able to attain their 30 hour OSHA certification card that lets potential employers know students have a basic background in safety. Students also have the ability to work within AutoCad and become certified. 

    The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster® focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. 

    Pathway offered in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Carpentry
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  • Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

    The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster® focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC Career Cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.

    Pathways offered in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Design and Multimedia Arts
    • Digital Communications 
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  • Business, Marketing, and Finance 

    For the student that wants to succeed in the corporate world or own their own business one day, the Business, Marketin, and Finance Cluster is a great way to get a head start on their road to success.  This pathway includes the opportunity for students to develop their computer skills and help give you the foundation to make sound business decisions and see job opportunities in the corporate world.  Students in the Business, Marketing, and Finance Pathway, also have the opportunity to participate in the Business organization Business Professionals of America or the BPA.

    Students in this career cluster also have the opportunity to become certified in multiple areas depending on which pathway you decide to pursue.  Some of the certifications include, but are not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Quickbooks, Small Business and Insurance Operations.  The Business, Marketing, and Finance Career Cluster® focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

    Pathways offered in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Accounting and Financial Services
    • Business Management
    • Entrepreneurship
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  • Health Science

    Do you like helping people? Would you like to be a part of one of the fastest growing industries in the country? If so the Health Science pathways may be the place for you. The Health Care industry has many of the fastest growing occupations available in the job market today. These high paying positions are in high demand across the United States allowing you to find a career anywhere you want to live. The Health Care industry has opportunities for students that earn a certificate to the student that becomes a Nurse or a Doctor.

    The Health Science Pathways allow you to get a head start in the Health Science industry. Our students get Real Life experience from teachers that are Health Care Professionals and learn about the variety of Careers in the Health Care Industry.  Our Health Science Students have the opportunity to get certifications in various areas such as, but limited to: Patient Care Tecnician, EKG Technician, and Certified Medical Assistant. 

    Our Health Science students also have the opportunity to become members of HOSA, the student organization for students in the Health Science Pathway. Through HOSA students have the opportunity to take on a leadership position in the organization and/or compete with other Health Science students on the Regional, State, and National level.  

    The Health Science Career Cluster® focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.

    Pathways offered in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Healthcare Therapeutic
    • Healthcare Diagnostic
    • Nursing Science 
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  • Hospitality & Tourism

    If it is your dream to have a career making your favorite foods or making someone's vacation special, then Hospitality & Tourism just might be the place for you. Lake Worth ISD has two great Hospitality programs to prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry.  Students in the Culinary Arts Pathway will learn their skills hands-on preparing appetizers, entrees, baking and preparing desserts.  Students in the Hospitality and Tourism pathways have the opportunity to become certified within the various areas: ServSafe and Hopitality & Tourism Management Professional. 

    The Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster® focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services. Students learn knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in that industry.

    Pathways available in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Culinary Arts
    • Lodging and Resort Management 
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  • Law and Public Service 

    The Law and Public Safety Career Cluster® focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services.

    Pathways available in Lake Worth ISD:

    • Law Enforcement 
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