Career and Technical Education (CTE)
High-quality, hands-on learning
The mission of OSD Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to engage students in high-quality, hands-on learning that prepares them for their chosen post-secondary education and careers.
Helping All Students Become Career and College Ready
Career and Technical Education - Washington promotes and supports locally based middle and high school programs that provide 21st century, academic and technical skills for all students. Whether you plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether you have a clear career goal or just want to learn something more practical and new, you can benefit from CTE.
Through CTE, students:
- Explore careers in middle and high school, especially in high-demand, high-growth fields such as healthcare and environmental sciences
- Identify a career goal
- Take classes in high schools, skills centers and at community and technical colleges that apply math, science and other academic subjects in real-life, hands-on ways
- Earn tuition-free college credits as well as high school credits required for graduation
- Become leaders by participating in skills competitions and community service