• Welcome to Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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    The definition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begin with exploration of career options. This supports basic academic and life skills and enables achievement of high academic standards. It encourages leadership skills, preparation for a liveable wage employment as well as encourages advanced and continuing education.

    Currently, the CTE Department is comprised of twenty-four teachers and support staff in two middle schools one mid high school and one high school. Lake Stevens is very fortunate to have a very talented and caring group of professionals who are focused on helping students make a successful transition from high school to the world of work, and/or continue their education through the military, technical school, two year community college or university. Many of our CTE classes are aligned with the community colleges so our students may earn college credit (Tech Prep) in the high school while earning high school credit.

    We are proud of our students' successes in CTE and welcome the public to come tour our programs. In addition, all of our programs have a business-industry advisory committee that is comprised of community members who help advise on how best to prepare our students for life after high school. If you would like to arrange a tour and/or would like to learn more about how you can become involved in CTE, or if you have questions about our programs, please call or e-mail me. I look forward to talking with you.

    Gene Wachtel Gene Wachtel
    Lake Stevens CTE Director
    (425) 335-1515, ext. 1528
    Cell: (425) 508-8470

    Lake Stevens High School
    2908 113th Avenue NE
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258
    Office 518

    Cavelero Mid High School
    8220 24th Street SE
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258
    Office A118