About Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a vital component of the American educational system, and it plays a significant role in preparing students for the workforce. Under the Perkins Act, which has undergone several reauthorizations since its inception in 1984, federal funding is provided to support CTE programs in schools across the United States. These programs offer students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on skills in various fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and more. CTE programs not only equip students with technical skills but also emphasize academic rigor, employability skills, and real-world experience through internships and industry partnerships. The Perkins Act ensures that CTE programs align with the needs of local industries and the job market, fostering a seamless transition from education to meaningful careers. In essence, CTE with Perkins funding empowers students with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen professions and contributes to a skilled and adaptable workforce that drives economic growth and innovation.

CTE Courses Offered at Haines High School:

  • Welding

  • Vocational Art

  • Woodshop

  • Autoshop

  • Computer 1

  • 3D Printing