Career Technical Education Pathways
~Connecting High School to College & Careers~
What is a CTE pathway?
A CTE pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career.
Why are CTE courses and pathways important? Career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, of preparing students for life after high school. With CTE, students gain knowledge, attitude and skills to succeed.
Why should students participate in a CTE pathway?
While in high school, students have the opportunity to acquire free technical skills training in the career field he/she is interested in. Students will learn valuable technical skills and soft skills making them employable regardless of the field of study they actually end up in.
Are any CTE classes in pathways articulated with local community colleges?
Yes! Some CTE courses are articulated with Glendale Community College. At the beginning of each school year, CTE teachers work with GUSD Lead Pathway counselor and GCC Articulation coordinator/counselor to begin or renew their course articulation agreements.
Are any CTE classes offered as Dual with local community colleges?
Yes, check the GUSD CTE website: https://www.gusd.net/Page/1083 or GCC’s website: www.glendale.edu/dualenrollment for more information on courses and enrollment.
How do CTE courses prepare students for college and career?
All CTE courses support the Common Core and CTE Model Curriculum Standards (MCS). Learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics are an integral part of each CTE course outline and competencies. These skills help our students put English Language Arts and Mathematics to work in a real-world, hands-on environment they can relate to. These standards are rigorous, evidence-based, relevant and reasonable in scope http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/sf/mcsbriefpaper.asp
Are any CTE classes UC/CSU a-g Approved?
Yes, see approved course listing by High School.
Click to open list: CTE UC-CSU a-g Approved Courses by HIGH SCHOOL
CTE Brochure (PDF)