Career & Technical Education

Career and Technology Education prepares students to excel in the planning and development of future career opportunities. NBISD will develop quality instructional partnerships with Business and Industry to prepare students for post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.

CTE Information

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a sequence of courses that integrate with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and appropriate technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in current or emerging professions.

 

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.

Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school. The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.

  • CTE addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap.
  • Half of all STEM jobs call for workers with less than a bachelor’s degree.
  • Health care occupations are projected to grow 18 percent by 2026, adding more than 2 million new jobs.
  • 3 million workers will be needed for the nation’s infrastructure in the next decade, including designing, building and operating transportation, housing, utilities and telecommunications.
  • Almost half of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2024, and demand for solar and wind energy technicians will double.
  • More than 80 percent of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand.
  • Students can attend public community and technical colleges for a fraction of the cost of tuition at other institutions: $3,520, on average, in 2016-2017.
  • According to research in Texas, Colorado and Virginia, graduates with technical or applied science associate degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $2,000 to $11,000.
  • 27 percent of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient.
  • NBISD CTE programs allow students the opportunity to begin college credits through the Alamo Academies in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Diesel Mechanics, Information Technology/Security and Advanced Manufacturing!

 

Department Directory

Rachel Behnke
CTE Director
830-626-5677
Amanda Custy-Schaas
CTE Curriculum Specialist
830-626-5679
Jennifer Dick
CTE Administrative Assistant
830-626-5676

Programs of Study

  • Animal Science
  • Applied Agricultural Engineering
  • Plant Science
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts
  • Digital Communications
  • Accounting & Financial Services
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Early Learning
  • Teaching & Training
  • Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Healthcare Therapeutic
  • Medical Therapy
  • Nursing Science
  • Family & Community Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Networking Systems
  • Web Development
  • Emergency Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Machinery Mechanics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming & Software Development

Student Organizations

The United States Department of Education (USDE) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of Career and Technical Education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for CTSOs.

The State of Texas and the Texas Education Code also recognizes the value of career and technical student organizations by emphasizing the importance of “participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education (Sec. 29.182).” 

TEA does not maintain the following sites. The links are provided as a service to the public. The agency takes no responsibility for difficulties which may result from the use of any website listed below.

Information about our oversight policy for CTSOs can be found at TEA CTSO Oversight Policy

Information about the CTE honor society can be located at National Technical Honor Society (outside source). 

Texas Education Agency CTE

CTE Advisory Committee

Are you or somebody you know interested in being a part of CTE opportunities for NBISD students?

  • Industry-Specific Leadership Teams
  • Internship Placements for Students
  • Externship Placements for Teachers
  • Host Half-Day Job Shadowing for Students
  • Classroom Guest Speaker (in-person or virtual)
  • Guest Lecture Series (in-person or virtual)
  • Display Vehicle at Elementary Careers on Wheels Event

Complete an Advisory Committee application, or for more information, contact:

Rachel Behnke, CTE Director
1000 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-626-5677

NBISD Advisory Committee Application

CTE Needs Assessment

Funds from the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century (Perkins v) grant will support the following activities.

Texas Education Agency CTE

Nondiscrimination in CTE

Career & Technical Education

Career and Technology Education prepares students to excel in the planning and development of future career opportunities. NBISD will develop quality instructional partnerships with Business and Industry to prepare students for post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.

Rachel Behnke

CTE Director
830-626-5677

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a sequence of courses that integrate with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and appropriate technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in current or emerging professions.

 

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.

Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school. The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.

  • CTE addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap.
  • Half of all STEM jobs call for workers with less than a bachelor’s degree.
  • Health care occupations are projected to grow 18 percent by 2026, adding more than 2 million new jobs.
  • 3 million workers will be needed for the nation’s infrastructure in the next decade, including designing, building and operating transportation, housing, utilities and telecommunications.
  • Almost half of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2024, and demand for solar and wind energy technicians will double.
  • More than 80 percent of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand.
  • Students can attend public community and technical colleges for a fraction of the cost of tuition at other institutions: $3,520, on average, in 2016-2017.
  • According to research in Texas, Colorado and Virginia, graduates with technical or applied science associate degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $2,000 to $11,000.
  • 27 percent of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient.
  • NBISD CTE programs allow students the opportunity to begin college credits through the Alamo Academies in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Diesel Mechanics, Information Technology/Security and Advanced Manufacturing!

 

CTE Information

Department Directory

Amanda Custy-Schaas
CTE Curriculum Specialist
830-626-5679

Jennifer Dick
CTE Administrative Assistant
830-626-5676

Programs of Study

  • Animal Science
  • Applied Agricultural Engineering
  • Plant Science
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts
  • Digital Communications
  • Accounting & Financial Services
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Early Learning
  • Teaching & Training
  • Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Healthcare Therapeutic
  • Medical Therapy
  • Nursing Science
  • Family & Community Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Networking Systems
  • Web Development
  • Emergency Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Machinery Mechanics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming & Software Development

Student Organizations

The United States Department of Education (USDE) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of Career and Technical Education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for CTSOs.

The State of Texas and the Texas Education Code also recognizes the value of career and technical student organizations by emphasizing the importance of “participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education (Sec. 29.182).” 

TEA does not maintain the following sites. The links are provided as a service to the public. The agency takes no responsibility for difficulties which may result from the use of any website listed below.

Information about our oversight policy for CTSOs can be found at TEA CTSO Oversight Policy

Information about the CTE honor society can be located at National Technical Honor Society (outside source). 

Click the button below to be taken to the Texas Education Agency’s Career and Technical Education Page

Texas Education Agency CTE

CTE Advisory Committee

Are you or somebody you know interested in being a part of CTE opportunities for NBISD students?

  • Industry-Specific Leadership Teams
  • Internship Placements for Students
  • Externship Placements for Teachers
  • Host Half-Day Job Shadowing for Students
  • Classroom Guest Speaker (in-person or virtual)
  • Guest Lecture Series (in-person or virtual)
  • Display Vehicle at Elementary Careers on Wheels Event

Complete an Advisory Committee application, or for more information, contact:

Rachel Behnke, CTE Director
1000 N. Walnut Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-626-5677

NBISD Advisory Committee Application

CTE Needs Assessment

Funds from the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century (Perkins v) grant will support the following activities.

Click the button below to visit the CTE Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills Page

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills CTE

Click the button below to iew the New Braunfels ISD Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career & Technical Education Programs

Nondiscrimination in CTE