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Career and Technical Education


Career and Technical Education courses are integral to Central Valley School District high school programs. Representing numerous occupational clusters within several career pathways, CTE courses support student achievement and direction by:
  • Providing opportunities for career exploration, planning and preparation
  • Enhancing academic applications, achievement and motivation to learn more
  • Acquiring generic work competencies and proficiencies useful for employment
  • Attaining foundational skills that support success in educational and professional endeavors
  • Establishing pathways for continuing education and lifelong learning
  • Preparing for future roles as citizens, leaders, and contributors within the global community
CTE adds relevancy to rigorous coursework through methods such as contextual teaching and learning and applied academics. Students may call it “hands-on.” When they see the relevance of what they are learning, students tend to be more engaged in their education.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Christenson, Director of Career and Technical Education
(509) 558-5431 • schristenson@cvsd.org


Links to CTE Student Organizations
The following organizations provide great opportunities for CVSD students to learn, grow and develop personal and team leadership skills related to career fields in which they have an interest: