Welcome to Career and Technical Education

  • What is CTE?

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    Career Technical Education (CTE) provides middle school, high school, postsecondary and adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for successful careers. Learners enrolled in CTE programs progress along a pathway of increasingly specific academic and technical courses. Leadership and interpersonal skill development are enhanced through Career Technical Student Organizations like DECA, FCCLA, TSA, SkillsUSA and more. Students often have the opportunity to participate in internships, engage with employers, apply what they are learning through hands-on projects and earn college credit.


    Olathe Public Schools offers 21 career pathway options for student success in today's highly skilled workforce. With one of the widest expanse of programs in the state, high school students can choose from high-demand opportunities such as health care, manufacturing, engineering technology, human services and more. 

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