The purpose of the Career and Technical Education Department is to recognize the needs of a diverse student population and to assist students in gaining skills to become competitive, independent, productive citizens in a global economy.
Students will be given opportunities to maximize their fullest potential through quality instruction linked to business and industry, career guidance, and active student leadership organizations.CTE Vision
The vision of Sheldon ISD is to have a rigorous Career and Technical Education program that prepares and equips students with industry certifications based upon community needs and to provide students with skills to either begin high-skilled, high-wage earning careers or continue their post-secondary education.CTE Offers Academic Courses and Programs that Provide:
|Earn College Credit||
|Gain Career and Workforce Readiness Skills and Knowledge||
A career pathway is a coherent sequence of four or more credits in Career and Technical Education that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster. Career pathways offer real-world learning and prepare students for a range of post-graduation options which can include two or four-year college, certificate programs, apprenticeships or formal job training.What is a Coherent Sequence?
According to The Texas State Board of Education (January 2014), a coherent sequence is defined as four or more credits in CTE that consist of at least two courses in the same cluster.What are Career Clusters?
Career clusters help to ensure that learners are provided with the knowledge and skills needed for multiple career choices by matching what is taught in the classroom to business, industry, and post-secondary and higher education expectations. The 16 National Career Clusters include:
Under House Bill 5 (HB5) and the Foundation High School Program (FHSP), students must select at least one of the following endorsements:
To earn an endorsement, students must complete: 1) curriculum requirements for the FHSP, 2) an additional advanced math and advanced science credit, and 3) a career pathway (i.e., coherent sequence), which qualifies for the intended endorsement area.