At Floresville ISD, we strive to develop confident leaders and productive citizens with character and knowledge in preparation for a prosperous life.
Welcome and Overview
Welcome to the exciting world of Career &Technical Education (CTE) at Floresville ISD! The Career & Technical Education Department, using integrated instruction and curricula; current technologies and state-of-the-art equipment and business partnerships, create a learning environment that empowers all students to enter the constantly changing workforce.
Career & Technical Education courses are a great way for students to prepare for the highly technological and competitive workplace of the 21st century. CTE programs are designed to prepare students for life-long success in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations and career fields.
Career & Technical Education Programs in FISD:
· Reinforce state and national academic standards;
· Provide students with instruction and training in career areas of interest;
· Link to business and industry in the region;
· Offer career development activities;
· Provide ability to earn certifications;
· Prepare students for challenges on higher education and a global, competitive workplace;
· Provide rigorous instruction through hands-on problem solving and projects; and
· Allow students to receive college credit for courses taken through articulation with local community colleges.
FHS CTE prepares students to be productive and prosperous citizens through real world experiences, technology and college and career readiness.
Our vision is to inspire our students to be 21st Century learners in a global society.
CTE Quick Points
· Approximately 2000 students in grades 7 - 12 enroll in CTE courses each year in FISD.
· Approximately 16 instructors offer 50 different CTE courses in FISD.
· CTE is the most diverse curriculum area in FISD, with a variety of programs of study within 8 of the 16 TEA approved Achieve Texas Career Clusters. The Career Clusters include: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts, AV Technology and Communication; Business Management, Administration; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; and Marketing, Sales and Service; Manufacturing; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.
A Bit of History about Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Through CTE, students in FISD have the opportunity to enroll in programs of study that consist of over 50 different CTE elective courses arranged within 8 Career Clusters designed to meet the ever changing demands of our regional, state and global workforce.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) can trace it roots back over 200 years and more to our country's rich heritage of apprenticeship training. Later, formal occupational education programs were established by the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 providing federal funding and guidelines for program design and accountability. Even in its infancy, CTE has always met the academic and technical training needs essential to build a strong, educated, skilled nation.
Since the 1960's with the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1963, Career and Technical Education has evolved dramatically. Not only have we experienced name changes (from Vocational Education prior to the 1960's, to Vocational Technical Education through the 1980's, to Career and Technology Education (CATE) in the early '90's, to Career and Technical Education (CTE) in 2006); CTE has had a constant shift in focus and rigor. The consistent evolution of our CTE programs is critical to meet the increasing demands for academic rigor, integration, and to prepare each and every student for success in an ever evolving, demanding global workforce.
In FISD, our CTE teachers and programs strive to remain on the forefront of technological education, academic integration, service to the community, personal growth, and college and career readiness.
FISD is committed to developing 21st century graduates who are life-long learners that are
purposeful, innovative, collaborative, and possess character traits that lead to success. The CTE Department is helping to prepare students NOW for jobs that haven’t even been created! We are FUTURE READY!
Organized educational activities that offer a sequence of courses that provide individuals with the academic and technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and for careers in current or emerging employment sectors: and includes competency based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher order reasoning and problem –solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical, and occupation-specific skills of participating students.
(ACTE-Association for Career and Technical Education)