Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers students cutting-edge, relevant, rigorous courses that prepare students for high-wage, high-skill and high demand careers. Additionally, CTE provides students with opportunities beyond the classroom through membership in Career and Technical Student Organizations, project-based learning, and work-based learning:

HOSACareer and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are an integral part of all CTE curricula. They provide opportunities for students to cultivate leadership and professional skills, possibilities for students to become involved in their communities via community service and attend and compete in regional, state, national and international events at student leadership conference. Carson High School has four active CTSO chapters:

  • FFA for Agriculture and Natural Resources students
  • HOSA for Health Science and Public Safety students
  • FBLA for Business and Marketing students
  • SkillsUSA for Culinary Arts, Information and Media Technologies and Skilled and Technical Science students

Shark TankCTE engages in project-based learning which promotes critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, which align to employability skills.

Career and Technical Education engages community partners who provide opportunities across the Work Based Learning Continuum for our students, including guest speakers in classrooms, industry tours, mentoring, job-shadowing and internships. Community partners provide students the opportunity to connect classroom learning to authentic business/industry experiences. 

Contact Josh Billings, [email protected], and Candi Robles, [email protected], for more information about Carson High School CTE programs. For more information about Work-based Learning in the Carson City School District, contact Candi Robles.