Career & Technical Education (CTE)

What is CTE All About?

The West Ada Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program provides students with an opportunity to jump start their post-secondary education or acquire skills to enter the workforce right out of high school.  West Ada CTE programs contain numerous pathways, all guided by curriculum that aligns with current industry standards, creating a competitive advantage for students.  CTE classes include a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on learning using state-of-the art equipment and machinery. 

Many of these career pathways lead to industry certifications, post-secondary credits and/or an industry externship.  In addition, each pathway is guided by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  This committee consists of members who are local employers and post-secondary college representatives, providing support for students and ensuring students receive a robust curriculum aligned to current industry practices.

Virtual Career Night

High school students, interested in a career in the field of Arts, Audio Visual technology, communication or Health Science? CTE will be hosting an in-person Career Night with virtual presenters. The event will allow students to engage with speakers in real time and inquire about their experiences. The Workforce Readiness session will give students the knowledge they need to enter the world of work. 

Virtual Career Night West Ada CTE with green and white patterns and pictures of young adults in a work setting. Text: "Please join us for our evening Virtual Career Night. This event will feature industry professionals, who will share their journeys in their respective career pathways.. 24th of April. 5:30 to 7:00 PM. 5:30: Arts, A/V Tech, Communication. 6:00: Health Science. 6:30: Workforce Readiness. West Ada District Service Center White Cloud Auditorium (East Side). Contact us by calling 208-350-5051

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Student Organizations

What is a CTSO?

Career and technical student organizations (CTSO) are extracurricular groups for students who are enrolled in CTE pathways. These peer groups provide students with an opportunity to further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.

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CTE Shuttles

⚠️ATTENTION ⚠️CTE traveling student and parents! Click on this link here for more clarification on CTE bussing!

Students who are enrolled in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Magnet program will travel off-site to a CTE Center.  The West Ada School District has four centers located at Meridian High School, Owyhee High School, Renaissance High School and Rocky Mountain High School.  To accommodate all students, the West Ada School District will provide transportation. Morning classes will transport via West Ada Transit System, that schedule is listed here. Midday shuttles will bring students from the centers back to their home high school. Midday CTE shuttle schedule are listed below. Shuttles run the entire school year in the morning and afternoons on both A and B days. 

Students may choose to self-transport but must commit to driving themselves for the duration of the CTE class.  Once bussing has been established, special accommodations will not be made.  Students who choose to self-transport must have a parent or guardian complete the self-transportation form found in the PowerSchool application.