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    Career & Technical Education

  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)

    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, Michael Mundt, at (817) 306-4200 x 3004 or at mmundt@lwisd.org

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  • Lake Worth ISD offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; Education and Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Law & Public Service.  Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, prerequisite coursework, and class space availability.

    It is the policy of Lake Worth ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

    It is the policy of Lake Worth ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

    Lake Worth ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

    For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator at jmcclain@lwisd.org, 817-306-4200, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator at strask@lwisd.org, 817-306-4200.