Career &Technical Education (CTE) Opportunities for Saint Paul Public School Students

  • Career Pathways Academycpa
    The Saint Paul Career Pathways Academy is a high school program located at Saint Paul College where students can explore careers,
    take rigorous courses, and have the opportunity to earn high school and college credit.
    auto Saint Paul High School Automotive Center 
    The automotive program follows the Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) curriculum, and prepares students for ASE certification. The program has post-secondary articulation agreements with all technical colleges and community colleges within the Minnesota State College and Universities System, as well as Dunwoody College.
    3M STEP is a partnership between 3M and the Saint Paul School District. STEP provides high school juniors and seniors of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in the process of scientific discovery at one of the world’s leading corporations. Through classroom instruction, paid summer employment in a 3M laboratory, and mentoring by 3M volunteers, STEP students will increase job skills, gain insight into scientific careers, and enhance their personal development.
    Learn how to create your own business at BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) program! MBV is a week-long, residential summer program that brings 9-12th grade students together to learn about leadership, business, financial literacy, and career options. Students spend a week on campus at St. Cloud State University or St. John’s University to experience college life firsthand.
    GenesysWorks ff
    Providing Career Opportunities Today, Changing Lives Forever.  The mission of Genesys Works is to enable economically disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals.
    Conservation Corps ccorp
    Connects teenagers to the natural environment through hands-on conservation, and empowers young people to become active, engaged citizens.
    Right Track Program 
    Right Track is Saint Paul's pipeline for youth career development and building a diverse future workforce. Right Track brings together the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, local businesses, and community-based organizations to provide employment opportunities and professional skills training for youth.
    Trades Apprenticeships 
    Construction careers provide a lifetime of learning new technologies and skills in a variety of settings. Here’s how to get started on a path to a construction trades apprenticeship program.
    construction UnderConstruction 
    During the eight-week paid experience (in the earn-as-you-learn-apprenticeship-model), students perform various aspects of carpentry, cement masonery, block-setting, roofing and siding under the guidance of a construction lead trainer and a youth manager.
     Youth Career Awareness Program 
    In addition to our mission of enhancing the career opportunities of under-represented youth, by empowering them to graduate from high school and obtain a degree from Dunwoody College of Technology;  our goals are to provide more females and students of color who come from a disadvantaged background, the opportunity to attend college. We begin with a six-week summer session, during which the YCAP students come to the Dunwoody campus to learn more about the various technical programs offered at Dunwoody. Students also improve their academic skills by taking College level courses and working on web-based academic soft ware.