New CTE Programs Offered to Grades 7-12 at SCVi

iLEAD Santa Clarita CTE Programs

For the 2021-2022 school year, SCVi will be offering 7th-12th graders an opportunity for two state-certified Career Technical Education (CTE) certification programs, and the preview stages of a third to launch in the 2022-23 school year.

Please check ParentSquare for the link to join us for an information session on Wednesday, April 21, at 6:00 PM. Also, feel free to fill out this brief survey to express your interest and so that we can send you more information.

The two programs offered next year include:

  • Entrepreneurship, with a possible emphasis on entrepreneurship in the Entertainment Industry, such as freelance stage or tech manager, independent filmmaker, agent, actor, and more.
  • Engineering Technology, with a strong emphasis on Interactive Entertainment, which includes computer gaming, VR, theme park design, robotics and animatronics, and more. Engineering Technology will expand to aviation and aerospace the following year.

What is CTE?

From the California Department of Education website:

CTE is: A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.

And the Association of CTE website says:

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.

Learners pursue their normal courses toward graduation while focusing electives, specialized coursework, and internships in a career field that interests them. The CTE certification can help learners both prepare for and get into colleges and universities, or in some cases make a direct move into the workforce.

For more information, stay tuned to ParentSquare for the link to join the April 21 meeting at 6:00 and be sure to fill out the interest form/survey.