Career Preparation is the term used to describe a variety of activities that are available during a student’s education in order to prepare them for success beyond their K-12 experience. The Renton School District CTE division is committed to provide a variety of opportunities for students to become prepared for the future. A core value is to ensure that there is equity and access for all students.
Career Awareness – Middle and High School students participate in activities to help them determine their aptitudes, by completing interest inventories using tools such as Career Cruising, which allows them to match areas of interest and ability with various careers. Students may also use Career Cruising to develop their individualized education plans to support high school education and beyond.
Career Exploration – Study trips, classroom speakers, job-shadows and internships are just a few of the many exploration opportunities our students enjoy. CTE teachers design assignments and activities around career exploration. Special programs such as working on sales projects and career fairs also provide a variety of career exploration experiences.