Career & Technical Education
Coachella Valley Unified School District is proud to offer rigorous Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet A-G college requirements and prepares students for both college and career.
To offer high quality Career Technical Education programs that prepare students to be globally competitive in the 21st century.
To build and offer the most progressive and innovative career technical education programs that prepare students for college, career, and citizenship.
Did You Know?
Students who are enrolled in CTE courses have better attendance, less behavioral problems, and higher graduation rates. Nationally, the average high school graduation rate for students in CTE programs is 93%, compared to an average national rate of 80%. At CVUSD, students who complete CTE courses have a 95% graduation rate which is higher than the national average and higher than non-CTE students in our district!
CTE offers rigorous, challenging courses that apply academic standards to real-world purpose. As an example, hospitality students would apply math statistics and problem solving for event planning.
CTE students are more likely to enroll in post-secondary education after high school and are more likely to graduate from their post-secondary program. Nationally, more than 75 percent of high school CTE students pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.
CTE prepares students with the 4 “C’s” – Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration. These four skills have been identified by employers as the top skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
Our local and national economy needs CTE to fill high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future! Click on the link below to watch this video to learn more about the misalignment of education and jobs in our economy.
CVUSD CTE programs are all aligned to high demand careers and all students can earn industry recognized certifications. Students have the opportunity to job shadow and apply for internships with local businesses. Our classrooms have quality instructors who previously worked in industry before becoming a teacher and all have state-of-the-art equipment that meets current industry standards.
Click on the link below to see course offerings by school site and to learn more about each CTE program.