Gilbert Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Gilbert Public Schools supports a diverse selection of CTE programs at each of our five comprehensive high schools.
Through enrollment in these programs, students can explore a number of areas of occupational interest (career clusters) and pursue a career focus in-depth while completing their high school diploma. Many of our CTE programs and classes are aligned with similar courses at local community colleges and are available for credit at both the high school and a community college simultaneously.
Our mission is to prepare students to:
- be effective and responsible;
- develop premier leadership qualities, high-level technical skills, critical thinking abilities, and employable work habits;
- choose a career field, formulate goals, work to accomplish their goals, practice positive work ethics, and; grow into a unique, productive citizen.
CTE programs are unique among high school course offerings as they provide:
- Hands-on learning in laboratory-based experiential instruction.
- Work-based learning, relating the technical instruction and practice to what happens in the real world of work.
- Personal leadership development opportunities.
- Reinforcement of academic skills related to the technical area of study through real-life applications.
Employers Looking to Hire Students
Are you a local employer interested in hiring Gilbert Public School students? We can assist you in finding qualified students by filling out this interest form.
Students Seeking Job Opportunities
For more information, visit our high school Career Center or one of our high school counseling offices to learn more about; job openings, internship opportunities, and seeking job skills.
CTE Graduate Placement Survey
Each year Gilbert Public Schools must conduct a follow-up Placement Survey of all CTE graduates which includes all graduates that have completed a CTE Program.
The survey collects data that includes information on graduate students and their future plans including:
- enrolled in post-secondary education or advanced training
- in military service
It is imperative that each CTE graduate student completes the survey, as this annual Placement Survey is an important factor and a significant part of determining the CTE funding each year for GPS.