learning that leads to a living wage future

 

WHAT IS CTE?

Kelso High School

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Students that participate in CTE courses have an opportunity to explore technical fields and advance their skills in preparation for a variety of post-secondary education and training options. Research shows that only 15% of one's success is determined by hard skills (technical skills, certificate, or degree), while the remaining 85% of one's success depends on employ-ability or soft skills (communication, teamwork, work ethic, time management, decision making and critical thinking).

 

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learning that leads to a living wage future

CTE Belief Statements:

  • We believe all students when provided the opportunity, will flourish in an environment that engages them in learning.

  • We believe through collaborative work, we can positively impact our students learning and their preparation for the world of work.

  • We believe that keeping programs current by staying connected to what is happening in business/industry will have a positive impact on our students.

  • We believe there are many paths traveled to get to a desired career and our job is to assist students in understanding those various paths so they choose the best one to fit their needs.

 

Benefits of Career & Technical Education Courses:

  • Many of our courses provide an opportunity to gain college as well as high school credit

  • Many of our classes provide an opportunity for credit equivalency to help students meet their graduation requirements

  • Provide technical skills that transfer into the world of work

  • 21st Century Skills are taught helping students prepare for the workplace

Learn more about our changing economy, in demand careers in our region, along with their education and salary levels and youth employment opportunities.

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Career Pathways:

In order to align with our new State graduation requirements and to meet our goal of preparing students for their future, we begin helping students build their High School & Beyond Plan in middle school. Student use tools available in Xello World/Career Cruising as a way to learn more about their interests and learning styles which connect them to potential careers. This process helps them in determining their career pathway.  Below are the 16 Career Cluster “Pathways” which link to more information, including example careers within the pathway.

Non-Disclosure Statement

Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator (360) 501-1924. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, (360) 501-1924 . Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator, (360) 501-1900. Written requests: 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626

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