Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE)!

• Business & Information Technology  
• Family & Consumer Sciences  
• Technology & Engineering Education  
• Work-Based Learning

CTE Works for High School Students!

CTE focuses on the exploration of the self in relation to the world of work.  Students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.

  • College and Career Readiness: CTE programs provide quality work-based learning programs, relevant academic skills, and the employability skills and workforce behaviors necessary for postsecondary success and careers.
  • Academic & Technical Skills: Promotes life-long learning in a global society.
  • Work-Based Learning: Enhances business and education partnerships, provides students with opportunities to reinforce skills and behaviors to be effective in the workplace.
  • Leadership and 21st Century Skills through Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs): CTE programs support skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership through CTSOs.
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Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprenticeship is a rigorous 1 or 2 year program that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning for high school students. It opens doors for students by giving them a chance to "try out" a potential career interest, while allowing them to experience an adult working environment. Youth Apprenticeship provides students with new options for the future! Youth Apprenticeship combines academic instruction, instruction in an occupational area, and paid on-the-job-training. 

Visit the Youth Apprenticeship Website to learn more!


Start College Now

The Wisconsin Technical College System allows Lincoln High School juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements to take post-secondary courses at a Wisconsin Technical College.  Approved courses count toward high school graduation and college credit.

The program opens the door to greater learning opportunities for motivated students considering a technical career, wishing to begin college early, or preparing themselves to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation.

Under "Start College Now", a student does not pay for a college course if the school board determines the course qualifies for high school credit and is not comparable to a course already offered in the school district. If approved by the the school board, the student can receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the course. 

Meet with Mrs. Waniger in the School to Work office (room 130) to learn more!

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