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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The Career and Technical Education Department takes students from WHAT NOW? to KNOW HOW! The Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is not “vocational education” anymore. It is a sophisticated and effective combination of a rigorous college-prep high school academic curriculum and hands-on training in career and technical subjects and workplace competencies. Students graduate with skills matched to employer needs and the knowledge to succeed in college or other postsecondary education, advanced career training or immediate entry into jobs with a meaningful career path.

 

CTE prepares students for their lives beyond the classroom by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in postsecondary education, advanced career training or immediate entry into jobs with a meaningful career path. CTE programs combine a rigorous high school academic curriculum with training in career and technical subjects and workplace competencies. CTE impacts over 55,000 students in 73 high schools and 11 career academies throughout the city.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Career and Technical Education is to equip students to successfully transition into postsecondary education advanced career training or viable jobs with a meaningful career path through standards-based curriculum and hands-on training integrating: academic instruction, industry-recognized career and technical skills education, and workplace readiness skills preparation.


CONTACT US

 

CTE Coordinator - Mr. Quenton Lee - qelee@cps.edu


Simeon Career Academy

8147 South Vincennes Avenue

Chicago, IL 60620


Phone: (773) 535-3560 | Fax: (773) 535-3465