Explore the World of Career and Technical Education
WCSD Signature Academy and Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs add value to the high school experience and prepare students for success! These programs provide a rigorous, stimulating curriculum that engages and motivates students; provide opportunities for students to acquire and practice 21st century skills; and prepare students for success in college, high-skill careers, and life. Signature Academies and CTE are education for the future!
Job Corps is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. We connect you with the skills and education you need to get the career you want! You can even enroll and complete orientation and the career preparation courses you need for your training, all online. Then join us on campus to get the hands on experience you need for a successful career.
CTE Credit at TMCC (during high school)
If you are currently a high school student, did you know that you could be earning free college credits for your elective classes you are taking now? Our CTE College Credit Program will save you time and money towards your college degree just by completing your high school courses and passing a skills assessment. It's easy, and there are over 70 CTE programs offered in high schools, enabling you to explore various career pathways while you complete your high school education.
CTE at TMCC (AFTER high school)
If you are interested in a career that requires you to work with your hands, think on your feet, problem-solve, troubleshoot, and craft creative, innovative and lasting solutions, TMCC's Applied Technologies Department offers you the in-depth training you will need to do exactly that. Whether your calling is to become an architect, an automotive or diesel mechanic, to repair HVAC/R units, to machine or weld, these programs offer you real-time, hands-on training that will prepare you for a career in these high-demand and high-wage industries.