What Students and Parents Need to Know About CTE

  • Today’s CTE programs are cutting-edge, rigorous instructional programs that prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE programs and activities serve students and families throughout Renton School District facilities, community satellites, and businesses with an emphasis on college and career readiness through a comprehensive program supporting career awareness, exploration, planning, preparation, and transition to post-secondary education or training.

    What do students learn in a CTE course?
         • Course-specific content (see course descriptions)
         • 21st Century Skills
         • Career Awareness/Exploration

    How do they learn it?
         • Applied Project-Based Learning
         • Extended Learning
         • Business/Industry and Community Connections

    Why is it important?
         • Post-Secondary/College Transition

    In the video below, learn more about how a broad range of skills can benefit our young people as they navigate the new economy.

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  •  Success in the New Economy
    Direction and Motion Graphics: Brian Y. Marsh
    Written and Narrated by: Kevin Fleming

    Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. This balanced approach to life and learning results in a well-educated and employed workforce.

    Leveraging his expertise in higher education and Career & Technical Education, Kevin Fleming adapted conference presentations and research to create this data-driven explanation. And award winning film creator and producer Brian Y. Marsh brought the data to life through animation.

    The complete transcription of the video with data references is available here: citruscollege.edu/academics/cte/Pages/default.aspx