Career and Technical Education


CTE: Preparing Today for the Careers of Tomorrow

Career and Technical Education provides the opportunity to every student to prepare for college, career and life through 16 career clusters throughout the district. Students participate in amazing activities that include tours of facilities such as Central Texas Blood Bank, ACC Eastview Health Science Department, NSBE Engineering and the Dell STEM lab; participating in the UT Austin Edison Lecture Series; competing in Startup Superstars Entrepreneurship to pitch ideas to local business leaders; and learning about 911 emergency communications internships.


Mission Statement


Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st century academic and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education in order to become contributing members of their community.  



All Career and Technical Education students will graduate ready for
college, career and life in a global, multicultural society.     

What is happening in CTE @ Austin ISD?


National CTE logo - link to CTE program pictures and information 

The Austin Independent School District offers career and technical education sequences of coursework based on the
16 federally defined Career Clusters. Admission to these courses is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and class space availability. It is the policy of the Austin Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.



AISD Short CTE from Austin ISD TV on Vimeo.