CTE is split into 17 different career clusters that apply to different high-demand careers. First, CTE is focused on developing both professional and technical skills so students are better prepared to enter industry. Second, CTE incorporates learning from core curriculum into real world applications. This allows more hands-on opportunities for students to learn and practice skills. The programs are advised by business and industry to ensure the curriculum is REAL and RELEVANT for future employability. Many students have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications through their CTE classes that they can add to their resume and increase their employability. Explore what Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 can offer your student so they are better prepared for the world of work!
Career and Technical Education Programs of Study
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is committed to providing students for Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness with industry standard skills. Currently FFC8 has Career and Technical Education Programs at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Welte Education Center, Conrad Early Learning Center, and two off-site locations.
CTE Programs of Study available at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
ACE (Alternative Cooperative Education)
Hair Styling/Hair Design
Each CTE program offers an opportunity for students to participate in a career and technical student organization (CTSO). This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and compete, using the skills they learn in their classes, at a state and national level. The student organizations available to Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 students are:
Did you know that 94% of students who participate in an internship graduate from high school? By integrating with business and industry, students are able to see the value of the academics and its application to the 'real world'.
The Pikes Peak Business and Education Alliance is a collaboration of the 13 school districts within our region. This collaboration is developing work based learning opportunities for students to participate in, including apprenticeships, internships, job shadows, site visits, mentorships and more! In addition to work-based learning experiences, the PPBEA also helps develop resumes, provides training in professionalism, and creates opportunities for our community to work together in developing a talent pipeline into business and industry.
If you are a student, parent, teacher, business/industry, or community member, visit www.ppbea.org and develop your profile.