IDEA’s career and technical education vision is that every scholar at IDEA will graduate with a personalized career plan, prepared to pursue a future of their choosing and ready to succeed in life. We are continually strengthening our CTE programs and ensuring that they are well-integrated with academic courses and supported by our faculty and staff.
National research shows that scholars who take a sequence of three or more CTE courses are more likely than their peers to graduate high school, perform better on academic exams, and go on to pursue and finish postsecondary education.
Career and technical education pathways at IDEA foster creativity, innovation, and leadership, as well as demonstrated mastery. Aligned with OSSE’s state CTE plan, IDEA programs focus on problem solving and critical thinking using real-world scenarios from industry partners along with embedded academic, technical, and leadership skills.
IDEA is seeking local industry partners in the areas of education and child development, information technology, and construction technology to support our scholars and faculty. Employer partners are needed for projects including:
Please contact IDEA Director of Career and Technical Education Andrea Zimmermann at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to partner with IDEA.