Director of Career Technical Educationsrizzo@wusd.ws
WUHS Career Pathways
We at Washington Union truly believe rigor, relevance, and relationships are the cornerstones of a quality comprehensive high school education. To support that, we will provide students the opportunity to participate in a Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway. Students will build strong relationships with their teacher and cohorted students. Furthermore, by working in a CTE Pathway, students will participate in relevant learning experiences that will prepare them for college and/or a career.
A CTE Pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career. While in high school, students will have the opportunity to acquire free technical skills training in the career field he/she is interested in. Students will learn valuable technical skills and “soft” skills making them employable regardless of the field of study they actually end up in.
Three of our pathways, Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep Academy, Floral Design, and our Health Institute, have dual enrollment opportunities with State Center Community College. All CTE courses support the Common Core and ensure students are learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics.