Career Technical Education

We Believe... 

ALL Students Need to be
Career Ready, Period!

Do you want to start having conversations with your student about careers?

We have created a guide that connects the STEM
learning in the classroom with career opportunities.

What is Career Technical Education?

RUSD CTE provides opportunities for ALL students to discover their Talents, Interests, Passions, and Strengths and build a Competitive Advantage as they grow towards a rewarding, fulfilling, and impactful life after high school. 

We focus on supporting students' desire to build the lifestyle they choose and equip them with the tools they need to be successful in college, earn certification, open a lucrative small business, or start any exciting career of their choice.

We Provide 

Opportunities for Students to Build 

Their Competitive Advantage

What is a Competitive Advantage?

Rigorous Academics 

We provide opportunities for students that begin with rigorous curriculum and instruction. Our highly qualified teachers deliver academic content across all subject areas. Making connections between and across the academic curriculum is crucial for our CTE students as they build their Competitive Advantage.

Technical Mastery

Each industry sector and career pathway requires specific competencies to be prepared for success. This includes industry certifications, work-based learning, CTSO's, and cutting edge tools and technology. Our students work alongside industry partners, opening so many doors of opportunity for internships, mentorship, and future employment to put those skills into practice.

Professional Skills

Formerly called "soft skills", professional skills are absolutely necessary to thrive in the ever-changing professional landscape. In RUSD CTE we focus on four key professional skills- Effort and Engagement, Communication, Teamwork, and Problem Solving. Our industry partners demand these skills to be successful. 

Our Work with The 15 Year Continuum


We believe that conversations about careers and lifestyle should begin in Kindergarten and continue through high school. In Career Technical Education, we provide career exploration activities and lessons that help students identify their own unique TIPS.



We believe that providing real-world context to academic content helps students find relevance and see the light at the end of their tunnel. We provide opportunities for students to engage with professionals and envision how their own paths can align with

Industries Sectors & Careers


We believe that students thrive and succeed when they are provided experiences outside the walls of the classroom. We work with our industry partners to provide students opportunities to connect the content learned in the classroom to the real-world through

Work-Based Learning