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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) engages students and prepares them with the skills they need for fulfilling careers in vital, in-demand, industries and occupations. All CTE programs offer academic, elective or college credit. CTE’s mission is to prepare all students for successful careers through the real-world application of core academic skills by partnering classrooms with businesses, industries and communities that positively impact the future workforce.

Career and Technical Education in Jeffco

Jeffco offers CTE programs in neighborhood middle and high schools and at three Designated Career and Technical Schools (DCTS) – Warren Tech Central, Warren Tech South and Warren Tech North – which offer advanced CTE programming available to junior- and senior-level students

Download CTE Program Flyer

What is CTE?

The Colorado CTE Model

Jeffco follows the Colorado CTE state plan.

Colorado CTE leverages workforce and education systems so that each learner has quality CTE experiences leading to lifelong career success. CTE ensures a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real.

Career Cluster Model

Jeffco follows the Colorado Career Cluster Model when designing programming at our schools. Visit the CDE website to learn more about the Career Cluster Model.

School programs usually include coursework which falls into the following cluster areas:

  • Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
  • Business, Marketing, and Public Administration
  • Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety
  • Hospitality, Human Services, and Education
  • Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences
  • STEM, Art, Design, and Information Technology

Why CTE? 

CTE and Industry Partners

For more information about how to partner with schools, please connect with Jeffco Career Links.

Find a CTE School

Visit School Finder and Warren Tech to learn more about admission, enrollment, CTE pathways and programs.

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programming

Email:  shelley.brunjakgoerdt@jeffco.k12.co.us
Email:  marna.messer@jeffco.k12.co.us