Not Your Grandfather’s Vocational Education
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Policymakers, community leaders and businesses have become increasingly aware of CTE as a proven strategy to prepare every student for college and career success while ensuring our continued economic prosperity.

Once called “vocational education” or the “industrial arts”, CTE now also encompasses high-tech in-demand skills such as:

  • robotics,

  • information technology, and

  • mobile app development.

Even in traditional programs such as automotive repair or culinary arts, students are learning new technical, inter-personal and entrepreneurial skills to develop their future careers.

As more and more students across the country look to programs that will prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, CTE is now in high demand at both the secondary and post-secondary level.

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Students at the Tech Center have the opportunity to participate in Alabama Simulated Workplace. ASW shifts classrooms into a company setting that introduces students to business processes using distinct workplace components including the time clock, safety training, company procedures and more.