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    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, and preparation for career and college.



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    CTE Programs and Courses

    CTE opportunities at individual schools
    Skills Center
    Career Academies
    City Campus
    Student organizations
    Tech prep


    Community Involvement

    We offer many ways for the community to get involved, including serving on advisory committees, speaking to classes, judging student competitions and offering job shadows or internships. Please contact Maria Herrera-Lofton at meherreralof@seattleschools.org or 206-252-0745.


    Standards, Policies, and Reports

    CTE School Board Policy: Policy No. 2170  

    ​CTE Annual Reports

    CTE Standards

    CTE. Learning that works for Washington

    Contact Us

    Phone: 206-252-0730

    Jane Hendrickson
    CTE Program Manager
    jehendrickso@seattleschools.org

    Pathway Specialists

    Robert Austin
    Arts, Science & Engineering, Trades
    rwaustin@seattleschools.org

    Susan Grant
    Agriculture, Health & Human Services & Family & Consumer Science
    sgrant@seattleschools.org

    Maria Herrera-Lofton
    NAF Coordinator & Work Based Learning
    meherreralof@seattleschools.org

    TBD
    Business, Marketing, Mixed Media Arts, IT & CS


    Mission

    The Career and Technical Education Department broadens career choices for students, supports and promotes quality instruction, and ensures that every secondary school has a range of CTE offerings for every student, including preparatory Seattle Skills Center options.