CTEC is a one-of-a-kind premier educational institution located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. CTEC students work side-by-side with industry professionals and core academic teachers to acquire a competitive advantage after high school. Rigorous academic standards are partnered with relevant industry skills to deliver a curriculum that is seamlessly integrated with statewide standards and clearly aligned with high-wage, high-demand career pathways. Students who graduate from CTEC are equipped to pursue their dreams.
CTEC has a Career Services center with a full-time counselor available to meet with students. The center is used to connect students with the next step in pursuing their career goals. CTEC Career Services has the tools and resources necessary to guide and help our students with applications, resumes, interviews, cover letters, etc.
Identifying Career Pathways:
Our desire at CTEC is to focus on graduation, as well as the success of each student for years after they graduate from high school. From the day students arrive at CTEC, they start exploring their career future. They explore the Career Tree for their program and put a leaf on the tree as they envision their future. They work closely with the Career Services Center to identify support needed to achieve their career goals.
Bus transportation is provided from your home high school to CTEC, or parking passes are available for students who drive. Busses leave the home high schools at 7:30 a.m. with arrival at CTEC by 8:00 a.m. Buses depart at 2:00 p.m. with arrival at the home high school by 2:30 p.m.—in time for sports, music and other extracurricular activities.
CTEC offers summer camps to our elementary and middle school students. Please stay tuned for more information as we approach summer. If you have questions, please feel free to contact CTEC.
We encourage alumni to stay involved with CTEC. Alumni can connect with CTEC at any time through the front office. We are proud of our many alumni that are working and attending college at the companies and colleges below: List companies and colleges (Norma fill in?)
Certain CTEC programs compete in the SKILLS USA competitions state and nationwide. These competitions are an extension of the skills and knowledge our students learn at CTEC and are a wonderful way for our students to show off their talent by competing in various events.
*Not all programs will offer SKILLS USA teams every year*
For more specific information with regards to the SKILLS USA please call CTEC.
The following programs compete at the SKILLS USA competitions:
- Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering
- Residential Construction (Carpentry)
- Auto-body Repair and Painting
- Drone Technology and Robotics
- Business Development and Leadership
- Law Enforcement