News from Dr. Cruz: The Crucial Role of CTE

Team AISD,

Preparing students for college, career and life is a core belief of Austin ISD. Career and Technology Education plays a crucial role in achieving that goal.  

CTE provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills needed for successful careers. Course offerings range from STEM and automotive technology, to culinary arts and construction.

Many students prefer the kind of hands-on, real-world learning that CTE offers, and often times, they are able to start earning a living right after graduation. 

CTE students may also have the opportunity to earn an endorsement or industry-recognized certifications in the advanced or capstone courses.

By focusing on individual interests and aptitude, CTE broadens the range of post-graduate possibilities.

Thanks to each of you who are preparing our students to graduate college-, career- and life-ready. 

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.
Superintendent