Humboldt County Office of Education: Career Technical Education

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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education, also referred to as CTE, is a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.

Career Technical Education programs provide students with the academic and technical skills, along with hands-on learning opportunities necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners.  CTE courses promote interest in the learning process which results in academic success.

CTE in Humboldt County

Career Technical Education programs are offered at all comprehensive high schools in Humboldt County. These courses connect classroom instruction with applied knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. CTE classes provide the opportunity for students to develop skills in creativity, collaboration, and communication. Through work-based learning and internship experiences, students have the opportunity to establish workplace skills and work alongside industry professionals.

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Two students in a woodshop class

Humboldt County Schools offer pathways in the following CTE Industry Sectors:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Business and Finance
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Transportation
Education at Work Initiatives
Education at Work
Trades Academy
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Logo-Health Career Exploration Summer Institute
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Career Speaker Series

For more information on CTE programs in Humboldt County contact William Row, HCOE Strong Workforce Program K-12 Pathway Coordinator at (707) 445-7817 or