• Career Development

    Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program aims to prepare students for employment opportunities, advanced education, and productive lives. CTE promotes best practices that enhance teachers' efforts to improve student achievement and encourage responsible career choices. We want to meet students' needs, cultivate their abilities, and help them realize their aspirations.

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Rusty Baldwin
Career Development Coordinator

Amanda Ireland
Career Development Coordinator

Jill Oliver
Career Development Coordinator

  • The Career Development Process involves the completion of a variety of activities geared to help students determine or confirm their desired life direction. This is the initial action that must be taken in order to select an appropriate career or college major.

    The greatest challenge and the greatest need for career development programs occur at the high school level. The need is that graduation plans dictate certain educational selections that require guided reflection and decision-making. Your CDCs are available to help all students through the career development process.

    Step 1:  Get to Know Yourself
    • Identify interest, strengths, values, traits, and ambitions
    Step 2:  Exploring Options
    • Research careers that align with interests
    • Understand trends within the industry
    • Research education and training requirements
    Step 3:  Get Focused
    • Make decisions and set goals
    • Develop an action plan
    Step 4:  Take Action
    • Prepare resume
    • Connect with employers
    • Gain experience through work-based learning
    • Refine workplace skills
    • Reflect 


    Entering the Workforce after High School

    If you have decided to get a job immediately after high school, you will need to:

    • Find out what kinds of jobs are currently available.

    • Develop some very necessary job-finding and job-keeping skills.

    • Talk to your Career Development Coordinator, for more information.  They can help you learn more about job training, apprenticeships, job shadowing, job opportunities, and more!

    • Adapt your resume to reflect the needs of the potential job. Identify skills you possess that the company has in the job posting.