Career and Technical Education gives students practical skills and real-world experience to prepare them for future jobs.
About Career & Technical Education
CTE provides you with the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to succeed in your future career. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in Salem-Keizer's CTE programs, which have a 99.37% graduation rate for program concentrators.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is proud to offer 50 state-approved CTE programs and four startup programs. Sixteen of these programs offer industry certification, opening the door for students to transfer into an community college, apprenticeship program or directly into a career.
In addition to our high school programs, all Salem-Keizer middle schools offer career center labs.
A separate location from other Salem-Keizer high schools, CTEC is a hub for area junior and senior students enrolled in CTEC programs. The state-of-the-art facility is a public-private partnership between Salem-Keizer Public Schools and area business leaders.
CTEC provides students the opportunity to:
Earn college-level credits
Earn industry-specific certifications and licenses
Internships and apprenticeships
Mentor programs and job shadows
Receive online training
Access career services including career fair, resume assistance, mock interviews, and portfolio development
How do I attend both CTEC and my regular high school classes?
Free transportation is provided to students who are bused from their home high school to spend 2.5 days a week on the CTEC campus.
CTEC students are still enrolled at their home school. You can participate in extracurricular activities and clubs and will receive your diploma from your high school.
CTEC's cafeteria runs on the same meal plans and lunch programs as other high schools.
How to Apply
If you're academically on track to begin next school year as a junior or senior, you can apply for admission to CTEC.