Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career and technical education (CTE) promotes and supports locally-based middle and high school programs that provide 21st century, academic and technical skills for all students. Whether you plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether you have a clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, you can benefit from CTE.

What does it mean to be career and college ready?

In order for students to succeed, it is important they are prepared for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness.

You may ask: Where does Career and Technical Education (CTE) fit into an already packed set of expectations and requirements? Why should students who barely have an opportunity to explore the arts, health and fitness, or social studies, be directed to courses in Automotive, Agriculture, Culinary, Biomedical, Compuer Sciences, technology skills, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? It is because CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills with specific goals. CTE not only prepares students for life after high school, it sparks engagement and excitement. CTE students succeed!

Pursue Your Passion

Students may choose to pursue on of Sequim School District’s many opportunities of Career pathways to success. Through a students High School and Beyond plan a student, parent and other educators can collaborate to map out a students four-year high school plan. Each of these High School and Beyond plan is specific to our district and contains required core credits necessary for graduation, guided Career and Technical Education classes leading to work, certification or higher education with use of a Program of Study can link students to lists of associated career opportunities.

Sequim School District Career Pathways
CTE Infographic

CTSO / CTE Leadership opportunities in Sequim School District 

  1. FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
  2. FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
  3. FFA – National FFA Organization
  4. HOSA – Future Health Professionals
  5. Robotics
  6. TSA – Technology Student Association
  7. STEM Club – Local
  8. Skills USA

Sequim School District Career and Technical Education Nondiscrimination Notification

The Sequim School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Sequim School District offers classes in many Career and Technical Education program areas (Agriculture, Business, Digital and Visual Communications, Human Services, Health and Science, and Industrial and Engineering) under its open admissions policy.

For more information about CTE course offerings and admissions criteria, contact Vince Riccobene, CTE Director, Sequim School District at (360)582-3611.  Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.