Mission Statement

The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) Career and Technical Education Program cultivates the potential in our students by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences that inspire, guide and empower them for post-secondary college and careers.  As an investment in the future of our communities, our state, nation, and world, CTE programs bridge the academic, employability and technical skills that prepare young adults for leadership roles in our ever-changing world.

What Is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills they need to compete in the global workforce and/or to continue their education at the post-secondary level after graduation.

Students are offered a variety of courses through a comprehensive study of one of the 16 career concentrations identified and approved by the Texas Education Agency.      

Career concentrations are designed to follow a coherent sequence of courses in a graduation plan, and CTE employees collaborate with teachers and other departments to design, implement, and assess core and career-program offerings.  
Basic and advanced academic classes are integrated with technical skills courses to allow students to identify possible career options and to give them the transferable skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Career and Technical Education Goals:

The Ysleta Independent School District, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs offer students opportunities to learn skills they will need for careers, college, and citizenship in the 21st century. Constantly connecting, creating, and multitasking in a multimedia world, CTE students will:

(a) Become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators,

(b) Master 21st century skills and solve new problems within and across disciplines, through exploration, discovery and collaboration,

(c) Take pride in their mastery of skills and their contributions to work and society,

(d) Demonstrate skill mastery through student performance and assessment strategies (auditing), digital portfolios and showcase exhibitions.

As an integral part of the students' education, CTE teachers, counselors and administrators are committed to bringing out the best in our youth, motivating them to aspire to excellence in school, at work, and in their communities. Understanding what motivates and inspires 21st century students will have a transformative effect on how future generations learn, work, and use leisure time.