Sumner School District joins the nation in celebrating Career and Technical Education programs that ready our students for career and life. Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students
for a wide range of high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers that
require varying levels of education, from high school to postsecondary
certificates to two-and four-year college degrees. Sumner CTE offers
students the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications
through our courses. CTE helps students explore careers that best match
the student's interests and strengths. In the Sumner School District,
our goal is for every student to graduate with a plan and the skills to
be career and life ready. Career and Technical Education courses are
rigorous, include core academic competencies, leadership training and
hands-on application of learned skills.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) supports students as they develop as workers and lifelong learners. CTE prepares students for a range of careers, requiring varying levels of education, from high school to postsecondary certificates to two-and four-year college degrees. It’s high school and college education that provides students with:
- Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world.
- Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics.
- Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers.
The subject areas most often associated with CTE:
- Trades and Industry
- Business and Marketing
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Health Occupations
In Sumner, these areas are represented by Programs Of Study
that include all curricular areas. They help guide
course selections and future planning. This planning
begins in middle school and continues to be expanded or changed
throughout high school.
Programs Of study allow a student to connect to life after
by connecting curriculum to his/her own interests and
Sumner School District Career and Technical Education
equips students with the employability and academic skills necessary to
be successful in the changing workforce and the ability to live a
purposeful life in a global society as a passionate, productive,
Sumner School District Career and Technical Education: Bridging the gap between academics and career.
- Professional Growth
- Work Ethic
Additional information about educational planning is
available in the Career and Information
Center at Bonney Lake High School, the Career Center at
Sumner High School and the Sumner School District Career and Technical
Education office (253) 891-6062.
Additional information about Career and Technical Education is available on the OSPI Web site.