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CTE in the Renton School District

Renton School District CTE programs utilize innovative learning models to deliver curriculum that is relevant to current workplace demands and in line with industry standards.  One of the strengths of the program is the strong partnerships between CTE staff, the business community, the City of Renton, and community-based organizations.

Our goal is to help students:

  • identify their strengths
  • explore a variety of career options
  • connect instructional activities to areas of interest
  • interact with the business community at large
  • prepare students for life beyond high school

Career and Technical Education courses, both at the middle school and high school level, challenge students to develop academic, technical, and personal skills through relevant integrated learning experiences.

CTE in the Renton School District integrates the following:

Renton School District Career and Technical Education Overview

Renton Teacher Academy

Learn more about the Education & Training pathway. 

CTE Culinary

Learn more about the Hospitality & Tourism pathway. 


Learn more about the Business & Marketing pathways. 

CTE Advanced Manufacturing


Learn more about Skilled & Technical Science pathways. 

CTE Visual Communications

Learn more about Skilled & Technical Science pathways. 

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Creed Nelson

Lindbergh CTE Teacher, Creed Nelson

Adapting the Manufacturing-skills Curriculum for Remote Learning
By Creed Tremaine Nelson
September 30, 2020

I am often asked, especially recently, what keeps me teaching? The answer seems obvious: My students. As a Career and Technical Education instructor who teaches aerospace, manufacturing and construction, my goal is to ensure students get the skills they need to pursue continued learning and rewarding careers after graduation. That goal remains the same no matter the learning format. Read more. 

Taught at Lindbergh High School

Courses: Construction, Industrial Technology Intro, Manufacturing and design, Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing

CTSO advisor for Skills USA Aerospace Assemblers and Construction

Outside of school Mr. Nelson enjoys building tree houses in the San Juan Islands and following the Mariners.

New Connection with the District. Mr. Nelson continues to advocate for and serve students through his Youth Apprenticeship Manager position with AJAC, an apprenticeship program he previously worked closely with as a teacher.  


CTE Opportunity and Career Centers

Learn more about the Opportunity and Career Centers.