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Why CTE?

What is Career Technical Education (CTE)? "A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers." - California Department of Education

MPUSD CTE's Vision Statement: MPUSD CTE strives to empower and guide students toward discovering their passions and obtaining the skills needed to thrive as lifelong learners.

Benefits of CTE at MPUSD

  • Our school district offers a great Career Technical Education program featuring eight industry sectors and 11 CTE pathways.
  • CTE pathways have been organized into various industry sectors that provide students with the opportunity to become aware of skills and knowledge required to meet their college and career goals.
  • Our CTE pathways provide work-based learning opportunities to equip students for the world of work.
  • Most of our CTE pathways offer industry recognized certifications to our students, allowing them to be competitive in the job market.
  • Students can continue to deepen their learning, while receiving college credit, through dual enrollment courses within some of our CTE pathways.
  • Lastly, all CTE courses within MPUSD meet A-G College Admission Requirements
In order to learn more, view the different pathways offered at our four high schools: Central Coast High School, Marina High School, Monterey High School, and Seaside High School