Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

About CTE

Overview

Our mission:
The mission of Career and Technical Education is to provide students with technical skills, integrated activities, knowledge and attitude necessary for successful performance in a globally competitive workplace.

Career and Technical Education is an integral part of the middle and high school curriculum in Osceola County.  It serves to broaden the options for the future for those students who enroll in and successfully complete a Career and Technical Education program.

Our programs provide successful strategies that link educational reform and economic development.  While the measurable outcomes of these efforts are important benchmarks for school improvement and accountability, it is imperative that we, as Career and Technical Educators, recognize the importance of the skills that we are imparting to our students.

AREAS OF STUDY

CTE provides courses and pathways consistent with industry standards.  Exploratory courses begin in the 7th grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education.

CAREER ACADEMIES

CTE provides small learning communities within high schools that provides rigorous and relevant instruction which focuses on preparing students for both the workplace and college.

Our vision:

The vision of Career and Technical Education is to promote literacy and academic advancement, provide job training and employer partnerships, and improve the employability potential of each student in a K-20 seamless education environment.

Career and Technical Education creates pathways to success for every secondary student by providing him or her with the technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for future employment and/or successful transition to postsecondary education.

THE ROLE OF SECONDARY CTE

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Provide career and technical education in the state's K-12 system of public education
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Introduce students to career options
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Assist in development of career goals
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Provide technical skills
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Provide occupation-specific skills
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Prepare students for further education and training

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