Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, and preparation for career and college.

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CTE Programs and Courses

CTE opportunities at individual schools
Skills Center
Career Academies
City Campus
Student organizations
Tech prep

Community Involvement

We offer many ways for the community to get involved, including serving on advisory committees, speaking to classes, judging student competitions and offering job shadows or internships. Please contact Jane Hendrickson at or 206-252-0730.

Standards, Policies, and Reports

CTE School Board Policy: Policy No. 2170  

​CTE Annual Reports

CTE Standards

CTE. Learning that works for Washington

Contact Us


Dan Gallagher
Director of College and Career Readiness

Mark Daniels 
Administrative Assistant


Robert Austin
Ag, Arts, Media, Science & Engineering

Maria Herrera-Lofton
Business, Marketing & IT

Myrna Muto
Career and Guidance Services

Jane Hendrickson
Career Pathways & Student Internship Coordinator

Susan Grant
Health & Human Services & Family & Consumer Science

Patsy Ethridge-Neal
Special Projects


The Career and Technical Education Department broadens career choices for students, supports and promotes quality instruction, and ensures that every secondary school has a range of CTE offerings for every student, including skill center options.

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