Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.

Public Notification of Non-discrimination in Career and Technical Education


Internship Programs

 PTAA is working with several local, state, national and international internship programs that allow our students to get ready for college and careers.

 Roles and responsibilities of the partners

 To achieve the program's goal of providing students with 1-2 year internships that lead to attaining job skills and industry-recognized certification, employment upon high school graduation, and/or enrollment in a postsecondary institution or training program, the company will do the following:

  • Provide 11th and 12th grade students with internships/apprenticeships that run 16-32 weeks or more during the school year and six weeks each summer if there are openings.
  • Design training/activities that allow interns to attain industry-recognized certification.
  • Provide workplace supervisors and mentors for the interns.
  • Evaluate the interns' performance.
  • Encourage/support completers as they continue their industry-related education.
  • Consult with the school on curriculum decisions and participate in training and orientations to the pipeline program for school faculty, staff, and interns.
  • Provide faculty and appropriate staff with industry exposure (externships).
  • Evaluate program performance and make improvements.


PTAA high school principal will do the following:

  • Identify a staff member to coordinate with the pipeline program manager and galvanize support from teachers and other school personnel.
  • Advocate for the program.
  • Brief teachers on the program and the program requirements and ensure program assimilation into the school.
  • Ensure that industry curriculum is infused into academic curriculum, where possible.
  • Ensure that teachers are credentialed in the industry or have professional development that focuses on industry needs, when possible.
  • Provide opportunities for core industry curriculum to be taught by district teachers as well as external industry professionals.
  • Support certification and postsecondary planning for program participants.


PTAA Teachers will do the following:

  • Mark students as present when they participate in program activities, and allow them to make up on alternative days the class work and exams they miss.
  • Work with the in-school coordinator to identify potential problem areas and develop a plan to assist students.
  • Recruit, pre-screen, and help prepare students for program participation.
  • Work with the roster chair to ensure that program participants can participate in the internships.
  • Monitor grades and attendance regularly.
  • Provide opportunities for students to reflect on their internship experiences.
  • Coordinate with faculty and the company's pipeline program manager to solve problems.