CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)

WHY IS CTE IMPORTANT?

Career Technical Education is a non traditional route to learning academic subject matter, employability skills and educational pathways to explore career options and interests through contextual learning. Most, if not all CTE courses incorporate traditional course work in addition to hands on experience on equipment or within a lab setting. Depending on the career path chosen, CTE courses last 1-2 years before completion.

Some CTE courses can begin while in high school. Even though the Adult Education Block Grant focuses on serving adults 18 years of age and older, various high schools within the region prior to AEBG implementation have partnered with Shasta Community College, to offer dual enrolled classes for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. This educational pathway creates opportunities for students to, continue into post – secondary education. Many times these CTE programs will lead a student into their career path of choice. Click here to see 2016-2017 Shasta College Dual Enrolled Courses  Dual Enrollment – Creating Pathways 

BENEFITS TO CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

CTE programs involve multiyear sequence of courses integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational hands on knowledge. CTE courses provide adults with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers. The California Department of Education offers Career Technical Education pathways to prepare individuals for various industry sector careers in the 21st Century and beyond. For more details, click here, CTE Industry Sector Pathways

The Shasta – Tehama – Trinity Adult Education Consortium has a regional task-force group working to expand and create new pathways. These FREE workshops and courses offered provide valuable entry-level to advanced industry sector knowledge from state approved curriculum and experienced instructors. Many of the credentialed CTE instructors have 10+ years experience within various industries that are in high demand for employment within the north state.

REGIONAL CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Within Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties various industry sectors according to Labor Market information are in high demand. Job openings within these areas and this region are expected to continue growing into 2021.

The CTE task-force of the Shasta – Tehama, Trinity Adult Education Consortium have identified the following industry sectors as “high demand” within the region. Various partnering agencies and grants are working together to leverage resources to expand and create CTE programs in these industry sectors.

  • Agriculture/Industrial Arts
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Technology
    • Building
    • Construction
    • Automotive
    • Welding
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Business
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Social Service

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