Career and Technical Education

Career Tech Ed

Amistad Auto Technology is a 2-year CTE program provided by Desert Sands Unified School District. This program is designed to provide instruction to students interested in the Automotive Industry. After completion, students will be qualified to apply for entry level positions.

Automotive Technology at Amistad is available to all students. Classes are available on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. See a counselor for details.

Automotive Technology

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Car in the work shop

Cars being worked on in the shop

What is CTE?

  • "Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational model that aligns secondary and postsecondary education to labor market demand, and provides students with the technical, academic, and employability knowledge and skills they need for success. Put simply, CTE prepares students for careers of their choice. "

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  • "The new CTE system is not a separate 'track' limited to students without postsecondary aspirations. Rather, the vision is for all students, whatever their current abilities or age, to develop personal learning and career plans that allow for exploration, investigation and choices and that provide a pathway to a career. . . . all students-whatever their ultimate career goals-have the employability skills that are necessary for success in life as well as employment. (Alaska CTE Plan, page 9)

"CTE today is NOT old-school "vocational education" by another name. While it is built on a similar ideological foundation - that students need to be equipped with skills that enable them to succeed in their careers - the design and delivery has changed radically as our economy has evolved.

What Can CTE Do for Me?

  • CTE can help you prepare to achieve your future goals, whether you are a student or a worker.

  • CTE is relevant education that can lead you to further education, training, and careers.

It is a policy of the Desert Sands Unified School District not to discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic group, age, pregnancy, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex or actual or perceived sexual orientation, and other protected categories for access to its educational programs and activities, or the recruitment and employment of personnel, for membership in advisory groups or committees.

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