Four Components of CTE
Students enrolled in our RCS career and technical education (CTE) programs have the opportunity to learn skills that prepare them for successful career entry, advancement, and/or continuing education. Rochester Community Schools offers 11 CTE state-approved programs. Each program contains include these four elements:
Integration of academic and technical skills to support core academic knowledge needs. Focused instruction, reinforcement, and additional depth on academic concepts that support academic skills.
Hands-on learning to develop technical skills to support core knowledge needs. Simulation labs, project-based learning and student skill demonstration.
Work-based learning opportunities to further develop and apply skills. Sustained interactions with employers in real workplace settings that foster first-hand engagement with tasks required of specific careers.
Student leadership opportunities to support employability and Career Ready Practices. Intra-curricular activities that prepare students to become effective leaders.