• Centralia High School


    8 Students are representing Centralia, Washington at National competitions beginning in June!

    These 8 students are State winners in their respective disciplines.  

    Career and Technical Education

    (Vocational Education)

    A New Look at America


    There is a difference between having a career and having a job. Once know as Vocational Education, CTE is representative of 66% of the American workforce. Yes, 66% of the careers in this country do not require a four year college degree, yet, CTE offers an excellent education and experience that supports four-year college, two-year college, and industry certifications. In other words, your high school student can't lose by taking CTE classes, they will only benefit from this experience at Centralia High School!

    These same careers may or may not require some two-year college coursework, but most are certification based learning careers which support your local, state, and federal communities. This support comes from those who repair the brakes on you vehicle, or take your temperature at the doctor's office, or does your hair for an interview. These, and MANY others, are skilled labor careers. The same are responsible for building this great country, and continue to do the same building your homes, repairing your computer, or repairing the dent in your vehicle.

    The Graduating students will enter into a highly competitive workforce based on a worldwide knowledge and information economy. To be career and college ready, students must be able to integrate and apply 21st Century Skills; technical knowledge and skills; and core academic knowledge.  Career and Technical Education c
    onnect students to academics and training with an emphasis on real world and real life skills that will help each student to be successful in the future.
    Our goal is that every Centralia High School CTE student graduates globally competitive in the career pathway of their choice with the ability to easily transition into post-secondary education, prepared for life in the 21st Century. Every student’s passion can be pursued through Career and Technology Education.
    CTE programs offered in Centralia School District can be observed by clicking on the Programs & Teachers link on the left side of this page.
    CTE Works
    For more information on CTE click on image below.
                *The CTE brand logo, brandpositioning theme and brand extensions are the property of NASDCTEc. www.careertech.org           

    NEW... CTE STEM Robotics at CMS  in 2016-2017!

    For more information contact James Bowers, CTE Director
Last Modified on May 4, 2018