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Career Technical Education » Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education

Pali's CTE Program was recently featured on HomeRoom, the US Dept. of Education's official blog! Click HERE to read more!
What is CTE? Career Technical Education 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.
  • Two thirds of jobs created by 2022 will require some form of postsecondary education.
  • Career preparedness means building adaptable skills.
  • Students need to be lifelong learners.
CTE Vision: Career Technical Education will engage every student in high-quality, rigorous and relevant educational pathways and programs developed in partnership with business and industry promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, and lifelong learning and allowing students to turn their passion into their dream careers.
CTE Mission: Provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California’s economic prosperity.
CTE Facts: 
  • CTE Leads to fewer dropout – less likely to drop out of high school than the national average.
  • CTE creates personalized pathways to success – 75% of CTE students pursue postsecondary education after graduating high school.
  • CTE integrates business and industry perspective – creates the relevance of the coursework.
  • CTE trains students for high-growth industries.
  • CTE introduces students to the world of work – providing work-based learning opportunities like job shadowing and internships.
  • CTE closes the skills gap.
  • There is a public demand for CTE- 87% of Americans and 89% of public school parents agreed that students should receive more education about career choices while in high school.
CTE Advisory Committee


Mike Rawson
Director of Development
Pacific Palisades Charter High School

Bart Bartholomew

Professional Photographer



Hilary Coller, Ph.D

Associate Professor

UCLA Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology



Scott Gibson

President & CEO

Gibson International



Adam Glazer


Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce


Liberty Mutual Insurance



Daniel Kianmahd


The Panorama Group



Katie Meyers

UCLA Head Athletic Photographer


Chuck Peil

Head of Business Development/Strategic Partnerships

Reel FX



Reed Saxon

AP Press Photographer



Don Scott


Pacific Palisades Optimist Club

First Financial Bancorp


Christine Ko


Venia Collection


Dr. Farhad Rostamian 


UCLA Anderson School of Management