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Our students are college and workforce ready!
TIVA believes that Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs provide an essential component critical to the overall education of Texas students. Almost one million high school students are involved in Career and Technical programs that offer training for a variety of career goals, provide valuable leadership opportunities and activities, work ethics and build skills that are used throughout a lifetime.
Our education programs are the answer to continued growth in Texas’ economy and the development of emerging new technology sectors. Our students can successfully complete in the 21st century global workplace.
Statistics show that not all students immediately go into a four-year institution after high school graduation. Career and Technical Education serves as one option that provides these students with a fulfilling career and other postsecondary educational opportunities.
Career and Technical Education encourages students to enroll in advanced foundation and enrichment courses that will give them strong academic and career preparation. Our courses serve the full spectrum of the student population: from high achieving Valedictorians to our special populations. We can make everyone a responsible and productive citizen.
Career and Technical Education exposes students to the world of work and postsecondary education while reinforcing the academic knowledge and skills they’re studying in the core courses.
Students graduate with a focus, prepared to enter a four-year college or move immediately into a community college program that will lead to a well-regarded technical certificate, and, in turn, to a skilled, well-paying job. Students who go on to postsecondary education use their high school career and technical training to get a better paying job to fund their tuition.
Students are exposed to career options through internships, job-shadowing opportunities and other work-based experiences through Career and Technical Education.
Schools work with industry and business to ensure that the work-based experience is meaningful and academically enriching for students—which motivates students to succeed in their academic courses while at the same time teaching them the relevance of those courses to the world of work.