Secondary programs of Career & Technical Education focus on exploration of the self in relation to the world of work. Students discover their interests, talents, abilities and the niches where their talents and abilities might be used. Career & Technical Education also equips students with research skills to enable them to form a realistic picture of job opportunities. In essence, Career and Technical Education brings greater satisfaction and relevance to career choices.
Career & Technical Education better prepares students for all post-high school opportunities. Whether moving on to further education, additional training or employment, every student moves through curriculum-based career awareness, exploration, planning and preparation leading to a realistic individualized career plan that is compatible with the student's abilities, aptitudes, and interests.
Career & Technical Education is organized in six major program areas outlined as follows:
- Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Business & Information Technology
- Family & Consumer Education
- Health Science Occupations Education
- Marketing, Management & Entrepreneur Education
- Technology & Engineering Education
CESA 9 assists districts in the improvement of their programs in the following ways:
- Services of an LVEC (Local Vocational Education Coordinator)
- Grant Writing
- Administration of Federal Career & Technical Education Funds
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Career & Technical Education Coordinator Mentoring
- Equity & Pupil Nondiscrimination Resource Assistance