CTE Centers and Pathway Offerings


    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways are educational avenues for students to get a head start when going on to college and entering a career field right out of high school. CTE Pathway classes create a competitive advantage for students since the coursework aligns to current industry skills, standards and knowledge.  Each CTE pathway consists of a collection of relevant and articulated elective high school classes that begin in either 9th or 10th grade.  CTE classes include a mix of traditional classroom experiences and lots of hands-on learning. Within each pathway, students explore related careers and many pathways lead to industry certifications, postsecondary credits and/or an industry externship.  These three- and four-year "pathways" of elective classes are designed to help students develop the technical and professional skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully enter today's workforce and/or college with confidence and a more focused career direction. Each pathway is guided by a TAC--a Technical Advisory Committee and filled by committee members who are local employers and postsecondary college representatives that provide support in maintaining robust curriculum aligned to current industry practices.


    2020-2021 PATHWAY RESOURCES:

    Watch this brief overview video that highlights West Ada's CTE High School Magnet Pathways and three CTE centers. Interested students register for these specialized CTE classes during their home high school's Spring Registration!