Saddleback Valley Unified School District

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Career Technical Education

CTE Pathways

Career Technical Education (CTE) increases academic performance as well as motivation and engagement in the classroom. Students gain valuable employability and technical skills needed for success in today’s economy and are better prepared for post-secondary education and high-wage, high-skills careers.

Last year, over 4,500 SVUSD intermediate and high school students were enrolled in a CTE course.Our Career Pathways cover several industry sectors, including agriculture, architecture, arts, automotive, computer science, culinary, digital media, engineering, entertainment, health science, and more. CTE provides students with real-world scenarios and the future-ready skills employers desire, such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, adaptability, resiliency, and an entrepreneurial mindset. 

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For more information regarding enrolling in a CTE program, please see your school counselor.

CTE General Information



SV Shares Podcast Episode 8 - Career Technical Education

The Coordinator of College and Career Readiness, Kim Thomason, joins the podcast to discuss all things Career Technical Education (CTE) in this edition of Saddleback Valley Shares. Listen in to learn more about CTE courses and the pathways that are offered by SVUSD and Coastline ROP. Discover how students are learning future-ready skills through project-based learning, and how SVUSD's CTE courses are providing opportunities to students that include internships, industry certifications, and even college credit.