Career and Technical Education
The EPISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) department welcomes you to programs that will prepare you to become emerging leaders with real world experiences that will lead to a successful pathway of life-long success in high-wage, high skilled and high-demand careers. Students are encouraged in the 8th grade to explore pathways that interest them in the endorsement areas of STEM, Public Services and the Business and Industry clusters. From this point students identify a career pathway, create a balanced 4-year plan that includes the best of both academics and CTE courses in a coherent sequence to meet the Student’s goals and interest.
Our CTE courses are designed to introduce students to technical skills to meet the ever-changing workforce. Our CTE courses can be academically challenging and can assist with the practical skills needed for the student’s other math and science courses.
Enrollment in CTE courses is open to all qualified students regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, citizenship, military status, disability, genetic information, gender stereotyping and perceived sexuality, or on any other basis prohibited by law.
Career & Technical Education envisions all students in EPISD will be prepared for life and will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a global, multicultural society.
Career and Technical Education prepares students for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations within the 21st century's competitive global economy and prepares its students for post-secondary education and employment in a competitive global economy. Students participating in CTE programs of study master rigorous academic and relevant technical concepts that encourage students to make the effort to succeed and prepare the students for college and career success.