• Learning That Works

    Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

    Career Technical Education at Alvord

    Alvord has developed CTE programs that will benefit the local business community by ensuring students gain the skills necessary to succeed in industry as well as in post-secondary education. When students complete a CTE pathway they not only learn technical skills for their particular industry sector but also 21st century skills that will allow them to succeed in their chosen career path.

    Above and Beyond the Classroom

    Career Technical Education programs offer students additional leadership opportunities through participation in different Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) such as HOSA, FFA, SkillsUSA and FCCLA. CTSO’s offer students the opportunity to compete and network with likeminded students from around the world.


    Community business partners offer a unique experience to the CTE pathways offered at Alvord. CTE students meet regularly with community business partners through mentoring programs, job shadowing events, and internships. These partnerships help CTE students use their skills in a real world environment and allows them to network with individuals in their chosen career field.