Your Journey to Career: Exploring Career & Technical Education (CTE)

You can start the search to find your career passion now.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides career training through Idaho’s public high schools, online through CTE Digital, and at Idaho’s six technical colleges. Every CTE program or class is aligned with actual careers and real employers here in Idaho.

When you enroll in a CTE program you learn by doing, and gain real-world skills that your future employers need.

Find out which CTE program and or student organization is right for you, and ask your school counselor about the possibilities.

Do you love:

Working with plants and or animals?
Ask about programs in Agriculture & Natural Resources and FFA

Dreaming up and starting new businesses?
Ask about programs in Business & Marketing and BPA & DECA

Figuring out how things work or designing them to be better?
Ask about programs in Engineering & Technology and TSA

Making gourmet food, designing clothes, or helping children grow?
Ask about programs in Family & Consumer Sciences and FCCLA

Helping people feel healthier?
Ask about programs in Health Sciences and HOSA

Building or fixing or making things?
Ask about programs in Skilled & Technical Sciences and SkillsUSA

If the program you are passionate about isn’t available at your high school there are six technical colleges in Idaho, waiting for you when you graduate:

College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

College of Western Idaho, Nampa

College of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls

Idaho State University College of Technology, Pocatello

Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston

North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene

If you want to find out more about going into a technical college program, contact a transition coordinator who can answer your questions and get you going in the right direction.