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    Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, and preparation for career and college.

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    CTE Programs and Courses

    CTE opportunities at individual schools
    Skills Center
    Career Academies
    XIP - eXploratory Internship Program
    Student organizations
    Tech prep

    Community Involvement

    We offer many ways for the community to get involved, including serving on advisory committees, speaking to classes, judging student competitions and offering job shadows or internships. Please contact Maria Herrera-Lofton at or 206-252-0745.

    Standards, Policies, and Reports

    CTE School Board Policy: Policy No. 2170  

    ​CTE Annual Reports

    CTE Standards

    CTE. Learning that works for Washington

    Contact Us

    Phone: 206-252-0735

    Jane Hendrickson
    CTE Program Manager

    Pathway Specialists

    Arts, Science & Engineering, Trades

    Susan Grant
    Agriculture, Health & Human Services & Family & Consumer Science

    Maria Herrera-Lofton
    NAF Coordinator & Work Based Learning

    Business, Marketing, Mixed Media Arts, IT & CS


    The Career and Technical Education Department broadens career choices for students, supports and promotes quality instruction, and ensures that every secondary school has a range of CTE offerings for every student, including preparatory Seattle Skills Center options.