McKinney ISD


Career & Technical Education

Glen Oaks Elementary student visits McKinney North High School's CTE program on Career Day.

Glen Oaks Elementary student visits McKinney North High School's CTE program on Career Day.

McKinney ISD’s Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) exists to serve all students by helping them discover their own unique strengths and interests. Our mission is to provide students with business/industry experience. Students are exposed to a unique combination of classroom instruction and placements in technical work environments where they can acquire new information, concepts, techniques and procedures related to their specific career interests.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) must prepare all students to continue to learn in institutions of higher learning, and provide quality training and opportunities for entry-level (or above) employment. McKinney ISD’s Career and Technical programs are committed to providing rigorous instruction that integrates academics in relevant and innovative ways to keep students interested and excited about their educational goals.

McKinney ISD’s CTE program will implement the Achieve Texas initiative which uses federally defined Career Clusters and Pathways as the foundation for arranging instructional programs. Career clusters offer a guidance tool for helping students plan their educational experience based on their career goals. Career pathway models represent a recommended sequence of courses based on a student’s personal interests and career goals, and are a way of reorganizing learning around clusters of study that will prepare students to graduate ready to live and work in a competitive global economy.

CTE Program Goals

To help students (and their parents) make wise education choices, based on the belief that schools should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education so that students see the “usefulness” of what they are learning,

For each program area MISD will strive to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to earn college credit through local and/or state articulation agreements and dual credit courses,

To develop and embrace partnerships with local businesses to provide students with advice and offer opportunities to participate in work-based learning partnerships and job shadowing experiences

To provide opportunities for students to earn state and national industry standard certifications and licenses. Each program area will provide certification opportunities where appropriate. Program career clusters are formatted for 4-year career paths

Curriculum will be based both on industry accepted standards and best practices,

Students will be instructed in the essential skills of job application, dependability, promptness, initiative, loyalty, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and the ability to work and get along with others

CTE Documents

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