Career & Technical Magnet Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Magnet Programs (previously known as Professional-Technical Education Programs) are sequenced career-training classes that lead to industry certifications, college credits, and/or industry extern or internships. These programs (a series of related training classes) help students learn technical and professional skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in today's workforce including the transition to a 2-4 year college program, apprenticeship training, short-term training, or on-the-job training (see Return On Investment).  Given today's workforce demands it is important for students and parents to understand that going to college does not necessarily translate into securing a job that pays a meaningful income.  To understand today's labor market watch: "Success In The New Economy" and read "Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools." 

Watch the video below to learn about each of the programs available for students who attend a zoned-home high school or an Academy. These classes are elective offerings. No special application is required. For class details see
: 2017-18 CTE Magnet Programs Course Handbook Also see this helpful guide, which highlights a list of prerequisite classes per pathway 2017-18 Magnet Programs Quick Reference Guide  and here is a program overview flyer CTE Magnet Programs (For Spanish speakers see - CTE Magnet Programs)
CTE News: 
1,300 Teens Participate in Business Professionals of American
Graphic Design Student Wins Gold Medal
Masonry Apprenticeship a Win Win

Meridian to open new public safety training center

Agricultural Science Program Receives Acclaim
PTE 2014-15 National Winners
CWI and West Ada help launch a Masonry Apprenticeship Program
West Ada Launches Computer Science Program
In 2014 and 2015 Nathan Reeder Wins Gold at SkillsUSA Nationals
Pre-Engineering Program Recognized As Exemplary
Residential Construction Students Complete 15th Habitat Home
West Ada students-Clint McKague & Phillip Penrod WIN Ford/AAA Event
TSA Students Secure Top Placement in State Competition
CHS Students Shine Presenting Startup Ideas at B-Launched
Hickman Honored - ACF Chef of the Year 
For Two Years, West Ada Pre-Engineering Students Win First in the Nation
Professional-Technical Students Place Top 10 at Nationals
Micron Awards $3,000 for Technical Education at Lowell Scott Middle School