Helping All Sultan Students Become Career and College Ready
Sultan Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides a locally-based middle and high school program that provide 21st century, academic and technical skills for all students. Whether you plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether you have a clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, you can benefit from CTE.
Through CTE, students:
- Explore careers in middle and high school, especially careers in high-demand, high-growth fields such as healthcare and green technologies
- Identify a career goal
- Write a High School and Beyond Plan, with help from school career and guidance counselors, that identifies the high school and college-level academic and skills-based classes, training programs and apprenticeships that will best prepare them for their career path of choice.
- Take classes in high schools, at skills centers and at community and technical colleges that apply math, science and other academic subjects in real-life, hands-on ways
- Earn tuition-free college credits as well as high school credits required for graduation
- Become leaders by participating in skills competitions and community service
CTE in Sultan
In our school, CTE class offerings and participation in student leadership organizations. Many students have access to skills centers that teach CTE classes to students from several surrounding districts. CTE classes can often fulfill academic credits required for high school graduation and some classes are even good for tuition-free college credit.
Sultan's new CTE Director Brian Long
Growing up in a very small town with a huge and supportive family has defined so much of who I am today, both as a person and teacher. After volunteering as a motivational speaker for the Washington Association of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) I started my undergraduate education at Washington State University (WSU). At WSU I worked towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education and earned not only my B.S. in Ag. Ed., but also a supporting endorsement in biology.
Since graduating in 2003 I worked at Colfax High School until 2016 as an agriculture and science teacher. In that time, I have learned more than all my previous years of life. Over my many years of teaching I have enjoyed the opportunity to continue my formal education. I have earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well an endorsement in Science 5-12 and Career and Technical Education Administration Certification.
I look forward to the challenges and the opportunities that Sultan has in store for me. My primary goal this year is to get CTE 100% complaint with local and state expectations. It's for going to be long road very rewarding road. I look forward to learning how to best serve Sultan.