Career and Technical Education

CTE Standards and Academic Alignment

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, postsecondary & workforce readiness (PWR) competencies, technical skills, and seamless transition to further education or employment. CTE ensures a thriving state economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive, and real world.

The attached web page may be found on the Colorado Community College System website. Follow the links for Colorado Content Standards for Career and Technical Education and the Colorado Common Core Standards.

The diagram illustrates the Career and Technical Education Career Clusters Pathways and associated high school coursework. Students are encouraged to identify areas of interest along the career pathways and pursue coursework while in high school to develop skills and aptitudes for the workplace and post secondary education.

Students with these skills and educational experiences tend to be among the most successful at the postsecondary level. These same students are also better equipped to support themselves after high school with higher paying jobs as they contribute to their living expenses and post secondary educational costs.

For further information about Career and Technical Education in WSD3, click the following link: District CTE


Nikki Carter (CTE Director)

Kathy Lee (CTE Assistant)