College & Career Academies
Career Technical Overview
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is focused on developing the industry-specific skills, leadership, problem-solving abilities, soft skills, and employability of secondary students. It is a key component in preparing students for post-secondary learning and workforce opportunities. Alabaster City Schools considers CTE to be the foundation of our city, county, and state’s future.
Why Career Tech?
(Check out these stats from the US Department of Education)
- 8 years after their expected graduation date, students who focused on CTE courses while in high school had higher median annual earnings than students who did not focus on CTE.
- There are 30 million jobs in the U.S. that do not require a Bachelor’s degree that pay median earnings of $55,000 or more.
- Students who take two or more courses in their pathway (concentrators) graduate from high school at higher rates, are employed full time at higher rates, and earn an average of $4,000 more annually than students who are not concentrators.