What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with access to high quality programs that focus on post high school career skills, internships, technical college, and concurrent enrollment through local universities.


Career and Technical Education at Woods Cross High provides our students with knowledge and skills in many different content areas.

Courses combine the academic knowledge and technical skills that are vital for entry into the careers of the 21st century. Career Pathways help students to seamlessly transition from high school to college to careers and life. Skills are verified through CTE State Skill Certificate tests or industry tests in each course. Many CTE courses also offer Concurrent Enrollment college credit.

CTE Student Leadership Organizations (CTSOs) combine classroom instruction with leadership training and a practical application of skills. Each organization provides training and competition specific to a CTE program area. Students enrolled in Career & Technical Education courses are encouraged to participate in the student organization that relates to their area of career interest. Each year students participate in region and state competitions. State winners are eligible to attend their national competitions. Student organizations at WXHS are DECA, FCCLA, HOSA, TSA.

What are some of the advantages of CTE?

  • Lifelong usable skills.

  • CTE students have a higher graduation rate than non-CTE students.

  • The CTE Skills Certificate that students earn in their courses gives them an edge in the workplace. 

  • Students are provided with structured training and the necessary tools to be successful in a career or further education after high school.

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CTE Newsletters

November Newsletter graphic detailing Career and Technical Education programs, events, and resources.


Christy Perkins

 WXHS CTE Coordinator
 DSD Jr. High / CCA Specialist

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Toni Salisbury

 Toni Salisbury
 WXHS CTE Executive Assistant