Career and technical education (CTE)

  • In Career and Technical Education courses, students gain real-world experience through hands-on projects that combine rigorous academics with industry-specific technical skills. The curriculum integrates work-based learning opportunities such as guest speakers, field trips, and job shadowing to expose students to a variety of career options. Through projects developed with industry partners, students gain the communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will ensure their success in any future career.

    SMUHSD offers multi-year Career and Technical Education pathways in a wide range of industry sectors. These pathways prepare students for postsecondary education and entry into a career. Career and Technical Education Teachers partner with industry representatives and engage in ongoing professional development in order to ensure that our curriculum is up-to-date and reflects the latest trends in industry.

Colorful wheel representing the various Career Technical Education Pathways