The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offers a wide variety of career exploration. All faculty and staff support the Career technical education program that engages students and prepares them for college and career after graduation. Opportunity's to extend the learning activities for students are found in CTE curriculum courses at Chatsworth Charter High School. Academic tutoring, job site experiences, and dual enrollment opportunities, make a lasting impact on student's post-secondary success.
The following innovative coursework are offered to Chatsworth students:
ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT: Design, Visual & Media Arts
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND RECREATION: Food Service & Hospitality
MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Machine & Forming Technology
HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: Patient Care
CTE provides a valuable learning experience in conjunction with the traditional classroom. Among these CTE courses many industries are open to the students. As the advancement in technology increases the demand of the workforce is in constant growth. Chatsworth CTE program increases the skills of future employees/employers that benefits the community.
CTE helps support higher skilled labor as stated in the action research from Bentry Nkhata 2013, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Directors Experiences with CTEs Contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Implementation.
The importance of employer engagement cannot be understated; Learning work-site skills and participating in apprenticeships afford students the opportunity to earn graduation credit in a career path while gaining valuable on-the-job learning experience under the tutelage of a mentor or specialist. Engagement of students through our culinary courses improves their skills not only for food service and preparation but builds critical thinking and communication. The designing and manufacturing projects that take place in the machine shop course supports participation within a collaborative work environment facilitating chances for students to become more responsible citizens.