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Career Technical Education

What is CTE?

SRVUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) combines rigorous academic classes with industry specific knowledge and skills to prepare students for both post-secondary education and for direct entry into different careers. In the state of California, CTE courses fall under one of 15 different industry sectors which include: 


Our program provides students the opportunity to explore their future career pathways while building 21st century soft skills to apply to their college and career goals. In grades K-8, students spend time exploring career possibilities through varied school site events and targeted instruction in the classroom. In grades 9-12, students build authentic skills through our career pathways and electives, which provide in-depth experiences in different fields that may lead to possible college and/or career opportunities.

SRVUSD Students Learning by Doing in CTE


Standards for Career Ready Practice

Making sure all students in SRVUSD are college and career ready is a priority. By the Year 2020 the top 10 soft skills that all employers are looking for:

1) Complex Problem Solving

2) Critical ...more

Oh, The Places You'll Go...

CTE classes are all about creating students that are college and career ready. CTE provides students with a variety of post-secondary options including 4-year college, community college or immediate ...more

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

We want you, and the company you work for, to get involved with Work-based Learning with SRVUSD. What is it you ask? It is an education strategy that links classroom instruction to work-related ...more


Jason Reimann



Erin Cicatelli

TSA, School to Career/CTE

What are CTE Pathways?

CTE pathways are programs that offer students transferable career readiness skills. This means that even if a student chooses a different career, they will have gained valuable skills that ensure they are career ready for a different industry sector. A pathway consists of two or more classes in a sequence at the high school level. We are working towards expanding that to include the younger grades. CTE pathways also support students in building leadership skills through participating in mentorships, internships and other work-based learning opportunities.

In the CTE Spotlight

patelDhanush Patel was in the Engineering classes at California High School, a member of our Engineering Ambassadors, a member of ACE (Architecture. Construction. Engineering.) and a Representative over the years for California High School at the Project Lead the Way showcases and ACE events.

Dhanush is pursuing his education at San Francisco State University. He recently won a prize at the 2016 SF TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon for speaking about his team's project in front of judges and an audience of more than 700 people!