Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Iowa includes organized educational programs offering a sequence of courses that are directly related to the preparation of individuals in employment in current or emerging occupations. These programs include standards-based applied learning, which contributes to an individual’s academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, and occupational-specific skills.
At the secondary level, CTE programs are organized within six broad service areas. The service areas include agriculture, food, and natural resources; arts, communications, and information systems; applied sciences, technology, engineering, and manufacturing, including transportation, distribution, logistics, architecture, and construction; health sciences; human services; and business, finance, marketing, and management. Programs within these service areas are further aligned with the National Career Clusters™ Framework. CTE programs at the post-secondary (community college) level are also organized by the Career Clusters™ framework.
If you are a parent of a SHS student, please fill out this form for us as we plan for the next few years. We will be utilizing this data along with student survey data, MAP (my academic plan) information, and ICAP documents to fulfill our district vision to graduate each and every student prepared for post secondary success.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Zach