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Career and Technical Education
Welcome to CTE STEM at Bayfield Middle School.

The Importance of Middle and High School CTE Program

Career and technical education (CTE) programs in middle and high school are rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! Not only can these courses help students explore, select, and define a career or field of interest, but also they can support students learn soft skills that are highly prized by the job market.


CTE courses can prepare students for a variety of careers—many that require no postsecondary education—which is vital in an economy where so many jobs only require a high school education (and maybe a certification). CTE programs also help students focus on real-world soft skills that employers today declare that many young people are missing. Skills like leadership, collaboration, and critical thinking are necessary skills taught in CTE courses and programs in addition to career- and pathway-specific skills.


Career and Technical Education in Middle School

In middle school, CTE courses provide opportunities for exploration and skill development. Students can use introductory courses to explore a variety of careers and skills related to a specific pathway or across multiple pathways, helping them identify a career or field that interests them. Many middle school CTE courses also provide opportunities for students to start developing basic career skills, like professional communication skills. These courses also help students develop soft skills, including leadership, collaboration, and an overall positive attitude. By starting these introductory courses in middle school, students can then get a jump start on preparing for a career in high school.

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