• Teaching & Learning
    Career & Technical Education


    CTE provides students with the academic and technical skills they need to succeed in future careers and develop skills to use throughout their lives. CTE classes introduce students to workplace competencies and make academic content accessible by providing instruction in a hands-on context.

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  • Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.
    What is career and technical education? 
    • Encompasses 94 percent of high school students
    • Educates students for a range of career options through 14 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
    • Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
    • Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
    • Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills


    CTE Works for High School Students:

    • High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to postsecondary education.
      • Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.2
      • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.3
      • 91 percent of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.
    CTE Today!, published by the Association for Career and Technical Education
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  • If you have questions about Lake Worth ISD's Career and Technical Education program, please contact the Director of Advanced Academics & CCMR, Jennifer Edenfield, at (817) 306-4200 x 3004 or at jedenfield@lwisd.org

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