Why Choose CTE?

The unique and engaging curriculum provided by CTE schools is designed to help students explore career choices early and obtain a competitive advantage by acquiring the technical skills needed to be successful in the modern economy. CTE students prepare for college or career by advancing academics, receiving college credit, experiencing hands-on learning, participating in work-based learning, and earning awards, scholarships, and certifications.

Learn

L E A R N

90% of CTE students have the ability to learn real-world skills compared to 49% of non-CTE students

Prepare

P R E P A R E

91% of CTE students are better prepared for their future career compared to 44% non-CTE students

Complete

C O M P L E T E

93% of CTE students graduate from high school compared to 80% of non-CTE students

Enjoy

E N J O Y

92% of CTE students and parents are satisfied or very satisfied with their overall school experience

Success in the New Economy

This video considers our country's current labor market realities, and explores the preparation that students need to achieve success after they graduate. Watch along to discover the suggestions provided by Dr. Kevin J. Fleming.

Flipping the College Decision Making Paradigm

Students are more likely to complete post-secondary education if they receive extensive career direction in high school. Let's change the college completion rate statistic by being informed before it's too late.

Our educational system is very well-intentioned but incredibly misaligned. The truth is, the pendulum has swung too far toward college preparation and away from career preparation.

Kevin J. Fleming Ph.D.  

   Flipping the College Decision Making Paradigm

The Insufficient Degree

Employers are struggling to find applicants with the skills that are needed in today's workplace. Learn why the time has come to receive a skills-based education.

The degree is one important milestone, but insufficient all on its own. The acquisition of skills that match today's job requirements are replacing the degree as the ticket to a self-sufficient future.

Kevin J. Fleming Ph.D.  

   The Insufficient Degree

CTE: A Data Story — According to the U.S. Department of Education

Enroll

E N R O L L

Students who were CTE concentrators enrolled in postsecondary education within 8 years of their expected high school graduation at slightly higher rates than non-CTE concentrators.

Graduate

G R A D U A T E

High school students who were CTE concentrators graduated from high school at higher rates than non-CTE concentrators.

Earn More

E A R N M O R E

Eight years after their expected graduation date, students who focused on CTE courses while in high school had higher median annual earnings than students who did not focus on CTE.

What Our Students Are Saying

Coming to TCTC could potentially change your life and give you a career pathway to your future! I wouldn't be where I am in my education and career if it weren't for the educational experiences I received at TCTC.

Carson Walker  

   LaBrae High School Graduate

The best advice that I could give someone coming to TCTC is don't be afraid to leave your friends or the school that you feel comfortable with. You can still be friends with people from your homeschool, you can still be involved in sports, you can still be involved, and get the multitude of opportunities available at a career-tech school.

Jasmine Hickey  

   Bristol High School Graduate

At TCTC, the diversity is great. It's challenging and relaxing at the same time. You can share your ideas here without being judged.

Nicholas Z. Allen  

   Lordstown High School Graduate

When I first toured TCTC, I was so overwhelmed by the size of the school and the amount of students. I was very hesitant about leaving my small high school. I am still thankful to this day that I decided to attend TCTC. During my time there, I earned four industry certifications and many awards. I also placed first in many competitions through BPA and was noticed at the state and national level. If TCTC taught me one thing, it would be that it’s sometimes a good thing to go outside of your comfort zone.

Alexis White  

   LaBraeHigh School Graduate

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