Welcome to Career & Technical Education

  • We hope students take advantage of the various community and leadership activities offered by CTE teachers. These extended learning opportunities will develop their interpersonal and professional skills for success. 

    Research shows that only 15% of one's success is determined by hard skills (technical skills, certificate, or degree), while the remaining 85% of your success depends on employability or soft skills (communication, teamwork, work ethic, time management, decision making, critical thinking).

    Ask a CTE teacher about how to get involved!

Career Connected Work-based Learning

  • Job Interview Project

    Job Interview Project

    All freshman build a portfolio in preparation for a job interview with a business professional. Learn more about this event and how students and community benefit.

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  •  Students work on making their own toolboxes

    Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Site Visit

    Another great field trip for students learning about an "earn while you learn" program. Thank you Western WA Sheet Metal JATC for inspiring our youth.

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  •  All aboard the military vehicle

    Mechanics in the Army/National Guard

    Thank you Sgt Brandon Austin for coordinating a visit with military vehicles and explaining to our students in Auto Shop what is needed for this career pathway in and out of the military.

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  •  Emma and Hayden speak with business members

    CTE Students speak to business members

    Thanks to Emma and Hayden for representing Yelm High School CTE at the Thurston County Education EXPO at Saint Martin's University. Emma was the keynote student speaker.

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  • Sierra Pacific Trip

    Sierra Pacific Trip

    Watch this video about the Career Connected Learning experience our student were able to enjoy thanks to Pacific Education Institute, Sierra Pacific Mill and a WIOA grant.

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  •  Students learn about the salmon life cycle

    Sustainable Habitat class partners with Life Skills students

    Last year parents of life skills students asked if there were ways to engage students in hands on experiences in a variety of content areas. Advanced Sports Medicine students started in Adaptive PE. This year Matt Mounts reached out to Emily McIntire to have the Sustainable Habitats class partner on a salmon life cycle lesson. Each group conducted researched, created a children’s book, reviewed salmon egg development, develop models, and designed a matching game to have students complete. Great initiative by our teachers and an excellent experience for all our students.

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  •  Weighing and measuring fish at Kalama Creek Hatchery

    Sustainable Habitat class takes field trip to Kalama Creek Hatchery

    Sustainable Habitats class had its annual visit to Kalama Creek Hatchery. Students got hands-on experience weighing and measuring the salmon and learning about the effects of water temperature and environment on the salmon.

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