Career Technical Education
The Lake County Office of Education supports the Career Technical Education program in Lake County. Most high schools in the county offer career pathways in many locally relevant fields.
CTE courses are traditionally taken during a student’s junior or senior year to complete the career pathway for which the sequence of courses was designed. CTE classes at the secondary level focus on skills needed to prepare students to enter the workforce or to continue training at a technical school, community college or university. Some classes are articulated with the local community college.
A career pathway consists of a sequence of CTE classes totaling at least 300 hours, including a capstone course. The Lake County Office of Education envisions the ideal career pathway leading to an industry certification and/or a job, or leading into a postsecondary program that allows the student to continue their studies in that pathway.