Explore how we tie learning to workplace realities to prepare students for careers. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide high school students with education and training for employment purposes and/or progression into post-secondary education. Our Learning Centers provide concentrated focus around a career theme.
CTE programs prepare students for the high-performance workplace, including the development of high academic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities as identified in the Hawaii State Standards. The program is organized and administered to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students.
CTE offers six career pathway frameworks — Arts and Communication, Business, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Health Services, Natural Resources, and Public and Human Services.
In School Year 2011-12, the Department had nearly 28,000 students enrolled in these programs, with more than 2,600 seniors graduating with a completed program of coursework.