St. Joseph County Career Technical Education (CTE) Consortium consists of a partnership between the eight K-12 school districts in the county, the ISD and Glen Oaks Community College. The consortium was formed in 1993. Programs are offered at seven different sites. Juniors and seniors enroll through their local high school based on individual interests, aptitude assessments, educational development plans and counselor approval.
The primary goal of the Consortium is to prepare students to successfully participate in the world of work and/or further education. CTE programs develop job specific skills and emphasize mastery of such skills by utilizing teamwork, problem solving and applied academics.
CTE instructors update their skills in order to connect their classroom teaching to current employer needs. The involvement and support of business and industry representatives has been a key component of the consortium’s success.
The result of participation in CTE is that students can be ready for employment after High School or can begin college with more knowledge about what they want to do for a career.
Courses offered through CTE are:
- Ag-Science and Natural Resources
- Automotive Technologies
- Computer Coding and Gaming
- Computer Science Technology
- Construction Trades
- Culinary Arts
- Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC
- Engineering Design and Manufacturing (EDM)
- Engineering Design Technologies (EDT)
- Health Science
- Public Safety
- Teacher Academy
- Welding Technologies
Choose from 15 different CTE programs. Train in modern, well-equipped labs and classrooms. Work-based learning experience. Learn from industry experienced instructors.
You can also see the Guidance Office and Mrs. Griffith-Mathews for more information or call the Guidance Office at 269-496-9944.