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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
    Seattle Skills Center
    Career Academies
    XIP - eXploratory Internship Program
    Student Organizations
    Dual Credit 


    Partnerships and Community Involvement

    We offer many ways for business, industry, and community partners to be involved with Career and Technical Education.  These include serving on program specific advisory committees, guest speaking, mentoring students,  judging student competitions and providing career experiences such as job shadows or internships.

    Please contact Kathryn Searle at klsearle@seattleschools.org or 206-252-0316 for more information.


    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: 206-252-0735

    Jane Hendrickson
    CTE Program Manager
    jehendrickso@seattleschools.org

    Kathryn Searle
    CTE Internships and Career Pathways Coordinator
    klsearle@seattleschools.org

    Career Pathway Specialists

    Harvey Wright
    Media Arts, Communications, and Skilled Trades
    hwwright@seattleschools.org

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

    Maria Herrera-Lofton
    Business & Marketing, NAF Academy Coordinator
    meherreralof@seattleschools.org

    John Parker
    STEM, Information Technology  & Computer Science
    jwparker@seattleschools.org


    Mission

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