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Career and Technical Education

Students focus on exciting career/post-secondary pathways that fit their personality and academic interests.

  • Today's CTE is for all students, integrated with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum.

  • CTE courses are taught by some of the most highly qualified professionals in the region - over 80% come from industry first and then education. Real-world knowledge and connections help students explore and succeed in the competitive job market.

  • Students work hands-on with the material and learn life skills,  preparing for the workforce of tomorrow by gaining work skills beyond individual content specialties. 

  • High school students can earn college credit in their area of interest, a great head start.

  • Courses may help students qualify for and earn accreditation/certification in their area of interest.

  • Career Clubs provide experiences beyond the classroom and help students connect to their schools.  

  • The goal is to help students GET to work - that means high-paying careers, both regionally and globally.  

Programs of study are offered in 6 broad Minnesota Career Fields with exposure to over 13 career clusters and pathways. Programs of study at Denfeld and Duluth East

Career and Technical Education Pathway Options

Career exploration and hands-on classes. 

  • College Credit through Articulation
  • Agreements and College in the Schools
  • Clubs and Competitions
  • Certifications in Career Fields
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Tour of Industry Field Trips
  • High Demand - High Wage Career Paths

Try an introductory cources, learn about amazing careers that are high wage and in high demand in our area.