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Why Choose CTE

Chico Unified School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers classroom and work-based learning for high school students. The programs focus on those career sectors where there is proven local industry demand and sufficient student interest and need.
Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.
Check out fast facts below, or learn more with the ACTE Policy and Advocacy Publications, CA CTE Profiles and the CTE Prepares the Qualified Workforce summary of employment projections.
CTE courses now offer many University of California, A-G approved classes. Some courses are articulated Butte College and offer student the opportunity for post-secondary credit.
We invite you to explore all that CTE has to offer.

View Our CTE Program on the PBS Video "Inside CA Education"

Career and Technical Pathways

Within Chico Unified School District there are many Career and Technical Pathways that prepare students to both prepare for college majors, postsecondary training and careers simultaneously.  
Each of the pathways listed above has a three-year sequence of courses, industry certifications, work-based learning paperwork, and media to showcase their student work and CTSO or Career and Technical Student Organization.  
Active Advisory Boards and Business and Industry Partnerships make Career and Technical Education a seamless transition to college and career success.

Priscilla Burns
CUSD CTE Coordinator
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