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Career and Technology Education

CTE Shuttle Schedules for Windsor and Smithfield High

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of careers, workplace readiness skills, industry certifications and further educational opportunities. These careers may require varying levels of education, including: industry-recognized credentials, postsecondary certificates, and college degrees.  The dual enrollment program in partnership with community colleges and universities allows students to obtain college credits while attending high school. 


IWCS revamped the CTE program for the 2016-2017.  The plan was presented to the School Board at the February 17, 2016 meeting.  To view a video of the presentation, click on the following link:  CTE Presentation


CTE is offered in our middle schools, high schools, and at the Pruden Technical Center. CTE is at the forefront of preparing students for college, career and life.  Students may begin career exploration and development in middle and high school through a variety of career and technical education programs. Courses are offered in agriculture, business and information technology, marketing, technology education, military science, health & medical sciences, and trade & industrial education. Cooperative education opportunities enable students to gain valuable workplace experience.


The CTE program equips students with:

  • Core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills in order to function successfully in the workplace.
  • Esential em­ployment skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, citizenship and communication.
  • Job-specific technical skills related to a career pathway.
  • Industry certifications necessary for the workplace, i.e. Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1).
Career and Technical Education Student Organizations