• Career & Technical Education

    What is Career & Technical Education?

    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: 100 YEARS OF ADVANCING THE USA

    Since 1917 with the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act, federal and state legislation has provided leadership for the
    implementation and improvement of educational programs that prepare youth for careers and vocations, advancing our
    economy and society.
    Just as there are three domains of learning, the foundation of any successful CTE program is based on three inseparable,
    equal, and interdependent components: classroom instruction, Social-Emotional Learning/student leadership, and Work-Based Learning.

    Academic development through the classroom & laboratory 

    Career and Technical Education prepares students for high wage, high skill, and in demand jobs and careers. It integrates science, math, economics, and art graduation credit, while earning college credits and industry certifications.
    CTE education includes courses in agriculture, food, and natural resources; business and marketing; family and consumer sciences; health science education; and trade and industry. 

    SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING THROUGH A STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION

    Leadership is a skill and it can be taught. In CTE students learn and practice leadership and social-emotional learning in programs called CTE Student Organizations (CTSO).
    CTSOs are not clubs. They are an intracurricular (i.e., within the curriculum) and integral (i.e., necessary, essential) part of the program.
    CTSOs develops relationship and career skills through a variety of service events, career development competitions, and leadership conferences and conventions.

     

    Technical development through work-based learning experiences

    Students learn best by doing. A work-based learning project is an extension of the classroom, where students develop specific technical and career knowledge that prepares them for their future. 

    A WBL experience is different than academic instruction and often, it is more relevant to the student. WBL includes internships, entrepreneurship, research, service learning, apprenticeship, and school-based enterprises.


    LCSC Career & Technical Education Staff:

    Mr. Troy Haugen
    Director of Career & College Readiness
    218-737-6511
    thaugen@lcsc.org
    Dr. Zane Sheehan
    Program Leader, Initial Licensure
    zsheehan@lcsc.org 
    Mr. Tom Leuthner
    Program Leader, Trade & Industry
    tleuthner@lcsc.org 
    Mr. Dustin Steenblock
    Program Leader, Work-Based Learning
    218-737-6516
    dsteenblock@lcsc.org 
    Mrs. Jolene King
    Program Assistant
    218-737-6521
    jking@lcsc.org