Career and Technical Education Center students and their families toured CTEC last night at Pathways Night 2019.

Students had twinkles in their eyes as they introduced their parents to their teachers and showed off classrooms and labs where they learn new skills every week.

Families also got the opportunity to talk with industry partners and representatives from colleges and universities. That gave parents the chance to ask professionals working in career fields about real-world opportunities their students can look forward to after graduation from high school or college.

CTEC Principal Rhonda Rhodes says the annual Pathways Night is similar to parent nights at other schools.

“We want parents to see the spaces where their students are studying, see the equipment they’re working with and meet the instructors,” she said. “We also want parents to meet our industry partners and ask questions about the careers we help launch students into.”

CTEC teaches our students academic skills, technical skills and professional skills. There are 10 programs offered to high school students, which include:

  • Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering
  • Residential Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Video and Game Design Animation
  • Drone Technology and Robotics
  • Business Development Leadership
  • Law Enforcement
  • Auto Body Repair and Painting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Agriscience
CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Fab Lab

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Liaison

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Industry Parnter

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Drone Technology and Robotics

CTEC Pathways Night October 2019

Cosmetology

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Video and Game Design Animation

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Auto Body Repair and Painting

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Residential Construction

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Culinary

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Agriscience

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Agriscience

CTEC Pathways Night 2019

Law Enforcement