Career and Technical Education Delivers Real Skills, Options

Career and Technical Education lets you explore careers, learn new skills, gain hands-on experience, and, in some cases, earn college credits while still in high school.CTE classes can start in middle school.

Another form of CTE is Professional Technical Education offered at community and technical colleges.

Make connections with employers

CTE connects you with local employers who may serve as mentors, and offer internships and job shadows.This helps you gain real-world work experience and build your resume.

Take the career quiz

Take the Career Bridge career quiz. Your results are sorted by Career Clusters, and show related occupations. This helps you focus on education and careers that make sense for you!

Ready to dive into a career? Gain hands-on skills at a Skills Center that serves your high school.

Watch student videos and see for yourself

The state's Workforce Board is collecting videos created by students that demonstrate why they like CTE. Here are recent winners of the Get Real Video Challenge. Check them out!

2019 Winner:

Eatonville High School, Eatonville


2018 Winner:

Highland Middle School, Bellevue

Oak Harbor High School, Whidbey Island




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