Career Technical Education (CTE)

  • Spring 2019 Career Technical Education schedule for after school classes ( formerly known as ROP)                                                     
    Sign up with your School Counselor today.
    CTE Student application students need to complete this form and turn it into their counselor to be enrolled in CTE classes. 
    There are many courses you take in school, like math, science, English/language arts, and social studies that are important in many careers. When you begin to see the connection between what you are learning and what the workplace and college requirements are, then school will mean more to you.  There are many elective courses you may take in high school that will allow you to gain some technical skills for a career of your choice. Some high schools also have academies, ROP classes, and other technical programs which will further your interest.  When it comes to careers, change is inevitable. It is not unusual for adults to change their occupations seven or eight times during their working years. The key to good career planning is to be aware of all your options and to explore new opportunities as they arise and interest  you.

    Career preparation may include the following:
    Take an interest inventory Take an interest survey Now at
    Listen to guest speakers visiting your school
    Participate in the job shadowing opportunities offered through your school
    Apply for a summer job in a field that interests you
    Serve as a volunteer
    Write your first résume
    Talk to a counselor about careers
    Read a book on career planning
    Research various occupations in Job Choices, Occupational Outlook Handbook, or similar publications
    Participate in school/local clubs and organizations
    Take a leadership role in school/local clubs and organizations
    According to surveys conducted by the National Associations of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the top ten personal characteristics employers seek include:
    1. Communication skills
    2. Work experience
    3. Motivation/initiative
    4. Teamwork skills
    5. Leadership abilities
    6. High GPA/academic skills
    7. Technical skills
    8. Interpersonal skills
    9. Analytical skills
    10. Ethics

    According to employers, the top seven skills employers seek include:
    1. Interpersonal
    2. Teamwork
    3. Verbal communication
    4. Analytical
    5. Computer
    6. Written communication
    7. Leadership

    After School and on Weekends
    Grades 11, 12 – Semester
    Prerequisite: 16 years of age and counselor approval.
    Classes qualify for Career Preparation credit
    CTE offers students the opportunity to acquire entry-level job skills in practical on-the-job training programs. These classes are scheduled during out-of-school hours and at school and, training sites throughout the community. Job placement assistance is available upon successful completion of an CTE course. A complete list of courses offered, times, and locations is available in the Counseling office.  A certificate of achievement, identifying each student’s job proficiencies, is given to students who have completed a class. These certificates are useful for applying for work and for admission to advanced training institutions. See the your counselor for details on starting dates, days, and time. Also check the web site at GUSD CTE Page Some of these classes are now being offered in the Glendale area:
    #D Game Design 1-2
    Animation Community Counselor Aide
    Child Development 
    Commercial Art (Beginning & Advanced) Emergency Medical Technician
    Commercial Photography Fire Service Occupation
    Computer Applications First Responder
    Web Site Design Graphic Arts
    Photoshop I/PageMaker
    Photoshop II Intro to Law Enforcement
    Desktop Publishing Medical Assistant
    Intro to Computers Retail Marketing
    Excel TV Production/Media Arts (Fine Arts credit)
    Water Safety & Life Guard
    The Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), U.S. Department of Labor, issued its report on the competencies, skills, and personal qualities needed to succeed in the workplace.  The SCANS report challenged schools, parents, and businesses to help all students develop future workplace, SCANS identified five broad categories of competencies that would lead to
    successful transition from school to work:
    Resources: allocating time, money, materials, space, and staff; Inter-personal Skills: working on teams, teaching others, serving customers, leading, negotiating, and working well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds; Information: acquiring and evaluating data, organizing and maintaining files, interpreting and communicating, and using computers to process information; Systems: understanding social, organizational, and technological systems, monitoring and correcting, performance, and designing or improving systems; Technology: selecting equipment and tools, applying technology to specific tasks, and maintaining and troubleshooting technologies. 
    Additional Resources for Exploring Careers (careers & education)

    Each high school in the Glendale Unified School District offers specialized course offerings that will help define a student's personal career choice. 
    Hoover High School offers the following:
    Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    Police and Fire Academy

Flyers, Schedule, & Enrollment Application Spring 2019

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