CTE

  • Career and Technical Education

    Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD provides a safe, secure and challenging learning environment, through the responsible use of all resources, to afford opportunities for all students to realize their individual potential and to become responsible and productive members of society.

    Welcome and Overview

    Welcome to the exciting world of Career & Technical Education (CTE) at Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD! The Career & Technical Education Department, using integrated instruction and curricula, current technologies and state-of-the-art equipment and business partnerships, creates a learning environment that empowers all students to enter the constantly changing workforce.

    Career & Technical Education courses are a great way for students to prepare for the highly technological and competitive workplace of the 21st century. CTE programs are designed to prepare students for life-long success in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations and career fields.

    Career & Technical Education Programs in SCUCISD:

    • Reinforce state and national academic standards;
    • Provide students with instruction and training in career areas of interest;
    • Link to business and industry in the region;
    • Offer career development activities;
    • Provide ability to earn certifications;
    • Prepare students for challenges in higher education and a global, competitive workplace;
    • Provide rigorous instruction through hands-on problem solving and projects; and
    • Allow students to receive college credit for courses taken through articulation with local community colleges.

    Mission

    In support of the SCUCISD Mission and the TEA State Plan for Career and Technical Education, SCUCISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) department embraces quality instructional practices and works to develop and expand college and industry partnerships to prepare all students for post-secondary education and success in a challenging, globally competitive workforce.

    CTE Quick Points

    • More than 4,800 students in grades 7 -12 were enrolled in CTE courses last year in SCUCISD.
    • Approximately 40 full time and many additional blended academic/CTE instructors offer over 90 different CTE courses in SCUCISD.
    • Many of our CTE courses are offered for state-wide articulated college credit through Advanced Technical Credit, with Alamo Colleges for articulated post-secondary credit, and/or lead to an industry-recognized certification.
    • CTE courses are offered to students enrolled in Ray Corbett Junior High, J. Frank Dobie Junior High, Samuel Clemens High School, and Byron P. Steele II High School.
    • SCUCISD CTE students log more community service hours than all other student leadership organizations combined.
    • CTE is the most diverse curriculum area in SCUCISD, with a variety of programs of study within thirteen of the TEA approved Achieve Texas Career Clusters. The Career Clusters offered in SCUCISD include: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communication; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Education and Training; Human Services; Health Science Technology; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Securities and Corrections; Marketing; and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    A Bit of History About Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) can trace it roots back over 200 years and more to our country's rich heritage of apprenticeship training. Later, formal occupational education programs were established by the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 providing federal funding and guidelines for program design and accountability. Even in its infancy, CTE has always met the academic and technical training needs essential to build a strong, educated, skilled nation.

    Since the 1960's with the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1963, Career and Technical Education has evolved dramatically. Not only have we experienced name changes (from Vocational Education prior to the 1960's, to Vocational Technical Education through the 1980's, to Career and Technology Education (CATE) in the early '90's, to Career and Technical Education (CTE) in 2006); CTE has had a constant shift in focus and rigor.  The consistent evolution of our CTE programs is critical to meet the increasing demands for academic rigor, integration, and to prepare each and every student for success in an ever evolving, demanding global workforce.

    In SCUCISD, our CTE teachers and programs strive to remain on the forefront of technological education, academic integration, service to the community, personal growth, and college, career and military readiness.

    Are you ready for the challenges of the 21st Century globally competitive workforce? Our CTE students will be!

    Updated August 01,2018

    CTE district contact: Amy Massey

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