Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE programs offer students a sequence of courses to provide technical knowledge and skills in many professional fields including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and many more. Students gain training, industry-based certification and work-based learning opportunities that allow a smooth transition into the workforce and post-secondary education.

The ESC Region 19 CTE program provides CTE certification, professional development training, resources, and other services to support educators in their role of preparing students for employment and future education. The CTE team works with business and industry leaders to create opportunities for both students and educators to participate in internships, externships, job shadowing, workplace tours, field trips, class presentations and career fairs. The team also obtains grants to create programs and scholarships to benefit students, such as Texas Gear Up and the Region 19, Head Start, and Wells Fargo Scholarship Program.

Meet the CTE Team
Angelica Haro
Christopher Nwihim
Professional Development Consultant
Oscar Carrera
Professional Development Consultant
Save the Date!
2019 CTE Conference
June 12, 2019
The 2019 CTE Conference will showcase the latest updates for CTE educators and help them prepare for an energizing start to the 2019-2020 school year.  

Conference Highlights
PBIS Conference
January 23-24, 2019
The 2019 Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Conference offered valuable information and developmental tools to attain a better understanding of the PBIS framework. Existing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) and Response to Intervention for Behavior (RTI-B) teams accepted the challenge to update their skills.
Border Conference
February 14-15, 2019
Teachers and administrators were awarded for their leadership and commitment to improving the education of students with disabilities at the 2019 Border Conference. The annual conference provides the most current legal information with respect to students served in Special Education and Section 504 to support districts in staying compliant with the law.
Paraprofessionals In Education Conference
February 21, 2019
A healthy mindset to better serve others and lead a happier lifestyle was the topic of conversation for hundreds of paraprofessionals attending the ESC 19 21st Annual Paraprofessionals in Education Conference.
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