Career and Technical Education (C.T.E.)

CTE courses offer our students the ability to get specific, practical and professional skills that can mean the difference on a college application or the fast-track into a first job. CTE incorporates challenging academic content standards leading to an industry-recognized credential or certificate in addition to the student’s high school diploma by:

• Empowering students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens;
• Teaching students the high demand skills needed to get a job, to cross-train for different positions, or retrain for a new career; and
• Preparing students for more than a good paying job – it serves as the beginning of a career path.

We offer CTE programs in over 40 occupational areas, allowing students to acquire both technical (hands-on) and academic skills. Over the course of three years starting in 10th grade, students receive 1,080 hours of specific instruction, using state-of-the-art equipment, and under the watchful eye of experienced industry professionals trained to teach our students in the classroom.

Notice of Non-Discrimination:
The School District of Philadelphia, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment or education programs or activities, based on age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, disability, religious creed, ancestry, national origin or Vietnam-era or any other veteran status, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Agriculture, Automotive/Transportation/Logistics, Business/Finance/Marketing, Communications/Graphics, Construction/Manufacturing, Culinary Arts/Hospitality, Cosmetology/Barbering, Fashion Design, Healthcare, and Information Technology.  Publication of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Inquiries regarding this policy of non-discrimination may be directed to the General Counsel, at 440 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA  19130, or (215) 400-4120.