Career & Technical Education
Our goal is to teach our students relevant career and industry skills to best prepare them for the world of work. For more information check the Office of Superintendent of Instruction:
For a smaller-sized school, we are fortunate to offer a wide variety of CTE opportunities for our students. We encourage students to challenge themselves, try new classes, and take advantage of the opportunity to explore interests. It is a free opportunity learn new skills, as well as determine career areas students like or don’t like, as both are valuable experiences!
Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) at Omak High School:
- FFA-Future Farmers of America
- FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America
- FCCLA-Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
What is CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a hands-on educational option that provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers. CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge within a selected career focus.
- Over 2/3 of students are currently in at least one CTE class, although many students are in more than one class
- 7 CTE/Dual Credit classes (earn WVC/SFCC college credits while in High School-Accounting I, Accounting II, Web Design, Computer Applications, Welding, Ag. Biology, Advanced FACSE)
- 7 CTE Programs at Omak High School (Automotive, Business/Computers, Agriculture, Ag. Welding/Carpentry, Family & Consumer Science Education, Theatre Tech, Commercial Art)
- 1 CTE program available at Omak Middle School (STEM, Robotics, Computer Science)
- Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications (Microsoft 2016-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), plus a variety of certifications in other subject areas.
CTE Courses at OHS:
Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine, Principles of Agriculture, Greenhouse Operations, Agriculture Biology, Beginning and Advanced Ag. Mechanics/Welding, Agriculture Carpentry, Engineering Design, Equine Science
Business - Introduction to Computer Science, Accounting, Web Design, Computer Applications, Leadership, Introduction to Business and Marketing, DigiTools
Automotive - Auto I, II & III
Family & Consumer Science Education - Beginning Foods, Health, Adulting 101
Commercial Art - Art Exploration, Commercial Art, Advanced Commercial Art
Theater Tech. - Intro. and Advanced Theater Tech
Middle School - Introduction to Computer Science, Robotics, and Intro. to STEM
**We also offer Worksite Learning where students can apply what they have learned in a job setting.
CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to post-secondary education.
CTE Works for Business
CTE addresses the need of 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 need 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% of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand.
Source: Association for Career and Technical Education-January 2018