Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides courses that integrate technical training and academics to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed for transitioning to career training, post-secondary education and the workforce. This educational philosophy balances academics with real-world problem solving and relevance in 15 high-employing industry sectors.

CTE programs include the CTE Model Curriculum Standards aligned with Common Core State Standards and Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Standards for Career Ready Practice describe workplace skills that are expected from graduating students.

CTE Contacts

High School Districts

Most training is offered on high school campuses and includes work-based learning at a job site in addition to classroom training. Please contact your local high school or school district for courses near you.

CTE for Adults

Adults seeking CTE training in Sacramento County should contact one of the following:

  • Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC): (916) 228-2353
  • Center Joint Unified Adult Education: (916) 338-6387
  • Galt Joint Union Adult Education: (209) 745-3081 ext. 2062
  • Elk Grove Adult Education: (916) 686-7717
  • Natomas Unified Adult Education: (916) 567-5428
  • Northern California Construction and Training: (916) 228-3376
  • Sacramento City Unified Adult Education: (916) 433-2600
  • San Juan Unified Adult Education: (916) 971-7654
  • Twin Rivers Unified Adult Education: (916) 566-2785