How CTE Benefits Employers

Why CTE Programs?

What makes CTE successful is the shared commitment by educators, industry leaders, and policymakers to align academics in middle schools, high schools, and higher education with current and future labor market demands. At Folsom Lake College, CTE faculty use their experience in the industry as well as their connections to area employers to design curriculum based on current market trends.

CTE Prepares Students for Employment

  • Core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities
  • Employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area
  • Job-specific technical skills related to a specific career path
  • Opportunities to practice skills through work experience, internships, and other work-based learning
Folsom Lake College offers a broad array of career-oriented CTE certificates and associate degrees. Recent high school graduates, under-employed and unemployed adults, incumbent workers looking for career advancement, and college graduates seeking retraining all can benefit from CTE programs that offer clear pathways from shorter-term, entry-level to longer-term, higher-level credentials in their chosen fields.

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