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About Mission Trails

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Vision Statement:
Learning by Doing
Mission Statement:
Mission Trails ROP/CTE prepares students to be career-ready by providing them with relevant skills.
What is Career technical education? 

What is Career technical education? 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers courses taught by industry professionals so students can attain 21st century career skills paired with real-world academics in a variety of different courses across 13 industry sectors. Our classes are designed to support student success in both college and career by developing students to have marketable skills and certifications, successful habits and real world industry experience.

CTE Pathway classes are offered at Mission Trails ROP Center, Alisal High School, Salinas High School, North Salinas High School, Everett Alvarez High School, Rancho San Juan High School, Mount Toro High School and El Puente High School. In many of our CTE classes, students will be given the opportunity to participate in job shadowing, classes at local offsite locations, work-based learning experiences and Career Student Leadership Organizations (CTSOs) such as Future Farmers of America, SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

CTE Academies exist in some schools and are designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic studies with a specific career. The focus or theme of each academy is incorporated throughout academic classes, including math, science, English and social studies as well as career technical education classes in a particular CTE pathway.