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Career Technical Education

Our Mission: To support teachers in implementing meaningful programs of study that align with the NM Economic Priority Sectors and prepare students in chosen career pathway and transition plan.

Our Vision 

All students graduate with a transition plan in place and the network, experiences, skills and the knowledge to make that plan a reality. 

Program of Study

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is about Career AND College. Planning for the future includes post-secondary learning of all types: apprenticeships, 2-year college studies, 4-year college studies, certifications, and other opportunities. Choosing a career cluster and program of study lends relevancy to school experiences and coursework. Students who fully participate in a career cluster and program of study are more likely to graduate and be successful in their transition to adult life. These students also experience a stronger academic and interpersonal support system. Students can graduate high school with a professional network, experiences and/or certifications that make them more appealing to employers, and an awareness of expectations for transitioning to post-secondary learning.

Career Clusters are groups of occupations that require common skills and knowledge. Programs of study, POS, are course sequences that align to post-secondary transition opportunities. They are intended to prepare a student for high skill, high demand, living wage careers. Choosing a career cluster and program of study does not mean students can’t change their minds to pursue another option.

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Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 855-5280
Fax: (505) 872-8848
Email: tori.stephens@aps.edu

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 590 West Albuquerque 87110 Map