Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Within the 7 high schools across the district, we are proud to offer 28 different CTE Programs of Study with a staff of 53 teachers. Today’s rigorous and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses prepare youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers.
CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
- 81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
- The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90.18 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9 percent.
- More than 70 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.
CTE Works for College Students and Adults
Postsecondary CTE fosters postsecondary completion and prepares students and adults for in-demand careers.
- 4 out of 5 secondary CTE graduates who pursued postsecondary education after high school had earned a credential or were still enrolled two years later.
- A person with a CTE-related associate degree or credential will earn on average between $4,000 and $19,000 more a year than a person with a humanities associate degree.
- 27 percent of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor degree recipient.
CTE Works for the Economy
Investing in CTE yields big returns for state economies.
- In Connecticut, every public dollar invested in Connecticut community colleges returns $16.40 over the course of students’ careers. That state’s economy receives $5 billion annually in income from this investment.
- In Washington, for every dollar invested in secondary CTE programs, the state earns $9 in revenues and benefits.
- In Tennessee, CTE returns $2 for every $1 invested. At the secondary level, CTE program completers account for more than $13 million in annual tax revenues.
CTE Works for Business
CTE addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap.
- The skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill in the United States, with recent data citing 806,000 jobs open in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and 293,000 jobs open in manufacturing.
- Health care occupations, many of which require an associate degree or less, make up 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations.
- STEM occupations such as environmental engineering technicians require an associate degree and will experience faster than average job growth.
- Middle-skill jobs, jobs that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree, are a significant part of the economy. Of the 55 million job openings created by 2020, 30 percent will require some college or a two-year associate degree.
Annual Public Notice of Non-Discrimination in Career and Technical Education Opportunities
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System offers a wide range of Career and Technical Education Programs of Study under its open admissions policy. Specifically, CMCSS may offer admissions based on selective criteria in Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Architecture and Construction, Arts/AV Technology & Communication, Business Administration, Education & Training, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security, Marketing, STEM and Transportation through a selective application process that is non-discriminatory.
For more information about CTE Programs and specific course offerings, please contact the CMCSS CTE Coordinator at (931) 553-1169 or CMCSS Student Services Office at (931) 542-5065.
Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in Career and Technical Education programs. This notice is a requirement as part of Career and Technical Education Guidelines for eliminating discrimination and denial of services on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex and disability, age, or genetic information in compliance with:
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Title IX Coordinator Section 504 Coordinator
Jeanine Johnson Chiquita Jackson
621 Gracey Avenue 1312 Cumberland Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040 Clarksville, TN 37040
(931)920-7913 (office) (931) 553-1157
(931)920 -9913 (fax)
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and its Career and Technical Education Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, disability, age or genetic information in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.