It is with great pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! Salinas Union High School District prepares all students to be College and Career Ready. Our district has a long tradition supporting and engaging students in relevant Career and Technical Education experiences to prepare our students to succeed in the 21st Century. This year we are exited to have the new CTE Lab Facilities at Mission Trails to enhance technical skills training in Health and Public Sector. We look forward to expand Work Based Learning and Industry cetifications in our five priority sectors: Agriculture, Health, Hospitality, Transportation and Information Technologies. We also had expanded our Career exploration programs to middle schools and this year we wil be officially welcoming El Sausal Middle School and Harden Middle School as Project Lead the Way Gateway Academies!. Finally, we look forward to open the new Engineering and Architecture lab at Rancho San Juan. It promises to be a busy and exiting year for all of us.
We offer CTE courses in 13 Industry Sectors: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts, Media and Entertainment, Building and Construction Trades, Business and Finance, Education, Child Development and Family Services, Engineering and Architecture, Health Science and Medical Technology, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Information and Communication Technologies, Manufacturing and Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Service, Public Services, Transportation. Our courses meet A-G eligibility for the University of California in different areas. The CTE courses are aligned with CTE content standards encompassing technical and academic skills.
Our district has seven California Partnership Academies: the Engineering Academy and Health Academy at Alisal High School, the Digital Media Academy and International Sustainability Academy at Everett Alvarez High School, the Health Academy at North Salinas High School, The Green Construction Academy and FAST Academy at Salinas High School.
There are approximately 2400 students enrolled in CTE Pathways. Our students are involved in learning technical skills applied to solve community and world issues. They experience work based learning opportunities that gives them an opportunity to visit industries, have contract with professional in the field, job shadow and work experience opportunities.
I invite you to browse our website, the district course catalog and visit the Career Center at your school site to schedule an appointment with your Career Coordinator to explore careers and post secondary options for your youngster.
On behalf of CTE teachers and staff, we look forward to a great year working in collaboration and harmony to continue inspiring and preparing our next generation.
Ivonne Glenn, Ph.D.