Welcome to Career-Technical Education!
Career-technical education (CTE) students are fortunate to have the experience of major corporations and the leadership of highlyqualified teachers available when developing their skills for college and their future careers. The Birmingham City School System's CTE programs develop the talents and skills of students in classroom settings that are rigorous, progressive and certified to international standards.
Birmingham CTE's 96 instructors offer high quality programs to more than 10,000 students district wide. Our students have access to education and training within 13 career clusters. These programs offer the highest quality training using the latest technology. Students use applied instruction in order to enhance their skill levels.
Career and College Planning for All Students
In an effort to equip all students with the tools they need to be successful following their high school career, career/technical education provides all Birmingham City School System students with access to a lifelong electronic portfolio. This portfolio allows students to take an interest inventory, a skills inventory and a work values assessment. The results of these assesssments provide valuable guidance to selecting the correct career pathway. In addition to the assessments, the Kuder Navigator provides students with access to more than 5,000 post-secondary institutions, access to more than 10,000 scholarship opportunities and an e-portfolio. The e-portfolio provides our students with a 21st century employment tool linking potential employers directly to their virtual resume. For more information regarding the Kuder Navigator contact your school's guidance counselor or the site administrator at 231.5625.
Financial Literacy for All Students
Birmingham City School's Career Technical Education Department has entered into a multi-year partnership with Birmingham based REMTECH, inc and Regions Financial to provide the students of our district with a unique educational opportunity with regards to Financial Literacy. This partnership provides our students with the necessary software and resources to help them become financially literate. The classroom teacher is able to provide interactive learning experiences designed to teach concepts such as budgeting, money managment, using credit responsibily, taxes, insurance and home ownership. First introduced in fall 2008, the program has seen a steady increase in students understanding of the need to be fiscally responsible. The program continues to grow each year and see incredible results among the students. For more information regarding the partnership or the data related to the success of this course, you may contact the CTE office at 231.5633.