Career & Technical Education

CTE Washington

You are entering a highly competitive workforce based on a global knowledge and information economy. To be career and college ready, you need to be able to integrate and apply 21st century skills, technical knowledge and skills, and core academic knowledge. With an emphasis on real world, real life skills, Career and Technical Education will help you be successful in the future. Our goal is that every student will graduate from high school globally competitive for work and post secondary education and prepared for life in the 21st century.

No matter what your dream, you can pursue it through CTE.

Why CTE?

The case is this: in order for students to succeed, we need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness—students with access to post secondary education and skills attainment possibilities that will prepare them to achieve in the 21st century.

We ask the question, “Why Career and Technical Education?” with honesty. Why, among the many competing education demands, student needs, and graduation requirements, does a program that has its foundations in the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act hold relevancy still? Between emphases on early learning to college preparation, where does Career and Technical Education (CTE) fit in and merit consideration? Why should students who barely have an opportunity to explore the arts, health and fitness, or social studies, be directed to courses in aerospace manufacturing, horticulture, financial math, sports medicine, or integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ( STEM).

The answer to the above questions, we believe, is that CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, nowhere else represented in education, of preparing students for all of life that comes after high school.

CTE needs to be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work, prepared for post secondary education, and ready for life as positive, contributing members of society in the 21st century. With CTE, students succeed.

The South Kitsap School District provides equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation – including gender expression or identity, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Equal access to activities, facilities and program is provided to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. District procedure complies with all applicable state and federal laws.

The Title IX Officer and Section 504 Coordinator with the responsibility for monitoring, auditing and ensuring compliance with this policy are: Title IX Officer/Compliance/ADA Coordinator:

Title IX Officer/Compliance/ADA Coordinator
Misty Dieffenbach
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
2689 Hoover Avenue SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-874-7080
dieffenbach@skschools.org
Section 504 Coordinator
Robin Christman
Assistant Director Office of Special Services
2689 Hoover Avenue SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-874-3627
christmanr@skschools.org