Career &Technical Education (CTE) Opportunities for Saint Paul Public School Students:High-Quality CTE Programs The elements of high-quality CTE programs include: Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum: development of CTE program curriculum and standards. Integrated Network of Partnerships: business and community partnerships to support CTE program alignment and success. Course Sequencing and Credentials: coordination of coursework progression in CTE programs and career pathways that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials. Career-Connected Learning and Experiential Learning: career planning and career-based experiential learning opportunities. Industry-specific Facilities, Equipment, Technology and Materials: facilities and equipment specific to work in given career fields. Work-Based Learning (WBL): firsthand, onsite student engagement opportunities in a given career field. Data for Program Improvement and Advocacy: use of data for continuous program improvement and advocacy. Student Leadership Development: leadership development through embedded classroom activities and CTSO opportunities. Access, Equity and Inclusion: CTE program promotion and support for all student populations. Student-Centered Instruction: instructional strategies that support attainment of career-relevant knowledge and skills. Professional Development for Knowledgeable Experts: qualifications and professional development of secondary CTE teachers. Did you know The high school graduation rate for Minnesota students who are CTE concentrators (enrolled in two or more CTE courses) is 92%. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Minnesota high school CTE concentrators enroll in postsecondary for further education and career development. In Minnesota, 86% of postsecondary students completing a CTE program were placed in employment by the end of the second quarter following program completion. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of jobs will require some postsecondary training and/or education beyond high school.
This summer, SPPS student interns received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians and other professionals at work centers throughout the Saint Paul. The MN Trades Academy provides life-changing educational and experiential opportunities for young adults to pursue careers in the building and construction trades. In addition, the program helps students understand that their contributions can be vital to the economic development of Saint Paul.Career Pathways Academy
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.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.GenesysWorks
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
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.MN Trades Academy
This summer, SPPS student interns received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians and other professionals at work centers throughout the Saint Paul. The MN Trades Academy provides life-changing educational and experiential opportunities for young adults to pursue careers in the building and construction trades. In addition, the program helps students understand that their contributions can be vital to the economic development of Saint Paul.