Career Technical Education (CTE) is heavily rooted in the trades and vocational education, supporting students in their post high school preparation. CTE is a point of pride at Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) and within the community. For a district our size, we offer remarkable pathway diversity with over fifty course offerings in eight different industry sectors:
Agriculture & Natural Resources ◈ Arts, Media, & Entertainment ◈ Building & Construction Trades
Health Science & Medical Technology ◈ Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation Information & Communication Technologies ◈ Manufacturing & Product Development ◈ Transportation
– Over 30 CTE courses are approved for UC “A-G” college entrance credit. –
CTE courses are carefully crafted with input from regional and state employers to ensure students are exposed to job skills specific to their chosen industry. NJUHSD has made substantial investments in industry-worthy facilities and equipment, giving all CTE students a workplace experience in the classroom. Through a multi-year sequence of courses, students can achieve mastery in the essential standards for their chosen pathway. In addition to course grades, students often earn industry-recognized certification ranging from worksite safety to hands-on skills competency. Ultimately, we support all interested and eligible CTE students to participate in paid or unpaid internships, both on and off campus where possible.
It should be emphasized that NJUHSD ensures that students taking CTE courses are not making a choice between college or career. In many cases, students can work toward the honor of becoming a CTE pathway completer, a distinction recognized at graduation with a designated sash, while receiving CSU/UC A-G credit, as well as benefitting from dual enrollment opportunities in some instances.
Explore NJUHSD’s CTE offerings. If you are considering enrolling in a CTE course, use the career exploration resources under CTE Exploration, to assist you in clarifying your future career interests.
For general questions related to Career Technical Education, contact Aurora Thompson at (530) 273-4431 x 2092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.