iLEAD Exploration Remains Open Virtually for Learners

iLEAD Exploration continues to operate its independent study model in an entirely virtual format.

Feb 1, 2021 @ 18:00

CTE (Career Technical Education)

Career Technical Education

Are you still looking for an elective for next school year? Career Technical Education (CTE) is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge in a given career field and explore new career options. Career Technical Education is a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses covering technical and occupational knowledge. The goal is to provide learners with a pathway to postsecondary education and/or career. You can think of this as a way for learners to “major” while in high school and focus on elective courses of specific occupational interest. iLEAD Exploration is offering the following Career Pathways:

  • Public Service Pathway
    • For those interested in corrections, law enforcement, loss prevention, military service, paralegal, court reporter, or lawyer
    • Includes courses in criminal justice, forensic investigations, and mock trial
  • Child Development Pathway
    • For those interested in careers as a child care worker, child psychologist, or family service advocate
    • Includes courses in child development and social sciences
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Pathway
    • For those interested in careers in business ownership, business, and accounting
    • Includes courses in entrepreneurship and business math
  • Patient Care Pathway
    • For those interested in any area of the medical field
    • Includes courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology
  • Animation Pathway
    • For those interested in careers as a digital animator, artistic director, commercial artist, animator, or graphic/digital artist
    • Includes courses in animation, illustration, cartooning, and advanced art
  • Photography Pathway
    • For those interested in a career as a photographer
    • Includes a sequence of courses in digital photography and advanced techniques

To complete a CTE Pathway, learners need to choose a pathway, identify a career within that pathway, and then complete a 3-year sequence of courses. Talk with your EF about adding a CTE pathway to your courses for the coming school year.

Don’t see a career of interest above? That’s okay! There are many CTE opportunities available through your local community college. These programs offer state-of-the-art equipment and accredited certificates that can lead directly to a career. Bonus: You can also earn college units while working towards your career of interest! A simple search for CTE + the college name will bring up a listing of all their CTE Pathways. If you are interested, contact the Strong Workforce Counselor at your local community college.

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