The future is not just something that happens to you—it's something you build yourself. In fact, whether you know it or not, you've been working on this project ever since you first started figuring out what things you do well and how you like to spend your time.
JCPS wants to help you take this important step! Overall, JCPS schools offer more than 160+ Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs that help prepare students for a vast range of careers—everything from engineering, law, and computer science to television production, sports medicine, and graphic design.
These classes offer solid preparation for your future. To develop the programs, JCPS worked with local and regional businesses to make sure the classes help you get ready for today's—and tomorrow's—most rewarding college and career opportunities. Because local companies, community organizations, colleges, and universities partner with JCPS schools to support the programs, you get guidance from professionals who are experts in their fields. And, because many courses offer college credit as well as job shadowing, professional certification, co-ops, internships, and/or apprenticeships, you'll graduate with a credentialed diploma that gets noticed by colleges and employers. Our ultimate goal is to ensure every JCPS student graduates career-ready with an industry certification, dual credit, work experience, and a clear and viable postsecondary plan.