Career and Technical Education

About CTE

The global marketplace is changing. Employers need individuals with high skills in science, technology, mathematics and communications. Through the Career and Technical Education department, the Arlington Independent School District offers an enhanced educational system that prepares students for the future.

The cooperative efforts of educational leaders and business/industry partners create an environment supportive of the lifelong learning process for every student. Partnership allows students to make a smooth transition from school into high-skill, high-wage positions and/or higher education pursuits to become successful and productive citizens.

To link real-world experiences with academic requirements, the Career and Technical Education Department implements many strategies including:

  • Partnering with local industries to identify knowledge and skill sets for Career Clusters.
  • Implementing and managing the Career and Technical Program Elements.
  • Following a career-based education model that combines rigorous academics with real-world application. The philosophy of this model is to prepare all students with the core knowledge and skills for life-long learning which gives every student the opportunity for a successful future.

The broad range of courses by the Career and Technical Education Department provides AISD students with the opportunities they need to develop the interests and skills necessary to progress beyond high school and on to higher education, further training, the military or directly into a career.


CTE Videos

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CTE Industry Reports

CTE & Outcomes in Texas High Schools

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CTE Students in Action

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CTE Mission Statement

Career and Technical Education offers students an opportunity to identify career goals, determine the education necessary to achieve those goals, and acquire marketable skills which can be used in a career after graduation and/or as a means to support themselves while pursuing further education.