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CTE Career Pathways

What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education

What is a CTE Pathway?

A CTE Pathway includes a variety of programs structured to give students experience with work and life skills. Students get the practical experience needed to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and on-the-job training.

Why should I become a Pathway completer?

CTE Pathways provide students with technical training to prepare for a successful career. The students will then have the tools to succeed in a career after high school and/or in a technical school, two-year college, or four-year college.

What do I need to do to become a Pathway completer?

Decide now what Pathway you would like to complete.  Begin your 9th or 10th grade year taking the classes in your desired pathway.  Talk to your counselor or the CTE Specialist at Westlake to help you on your Pathway.

What do I get by completing a CTE Pathway?

  • You will get recognized at a special night in the spring of your Senior year.
  • You will be awarded a medal to wear at graduation.
  • You can apply for CTE Scholarships.

But more importantly, you will gain the knowledge and experience needed to be successful in your chosen field after high school.


Please contact your CTE Specialist: Laura Giles at Westlake in Room B115B.  Or email at [email protected]