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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

The NTPS Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs focus on developing the industry skills and workplace attributes students need for in-demand careers. Classes are practical, hands-on student experiences to explore our six program areas, with more than 90 individual class options available to NTPS students. 

Industry-standard competency tests and certifications are built into some of the coursework. Our CTE courses help NTPS students explore career options and prepare them for their next steps post graduation.

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Cutting Edge: Our CTE Newsletter

First page of the PDF file: CTE_CuttingEdge_SpringSummer2022
First page of the PDF file: CTE_CuttingEdge_Fall-Winter2022

Program Contacts

Brad Hooper
Director of Career & Technical Education

Chris Groen
CTE Instructional Specialist


A student works with a small jigsaw to precisely cut a small piece of wood.

Students in our wood shop classes learn to use various machinery, including detail-work.

Five students in life jackets and their arms around each other pose against the railing on the deck of the boat.

CTE students have hands-on experience with marine biology through boat trips with the Puget Sound Estuarium.

Two students seated at a table with a third, help take the student's blood pressure with an arm cuff.

Students in our Sports Medicine program learn health and performance basics and help support our athletes on the field.

A student seated a table wraps athletic tape around a piece of foam piping.

Students learn basic first aid alongside other skills to help support athletes and safe practices.

A student looks on as an adult holds a vial of liquid.

CTE students learn about marine biology in our local area on Puget Sound Estuarium-supported boat trips.

A student works with a plant in a planter box outside the school.

Students at Envision Career Academy on the agricultural track tend to a school garden.

A student seated at a table wraps athletic tape around a foam pipe practicing tape methods.

Students in River Ridge's Sports Medicine classes learn first aid, sports medicine, and help support NTPS athletes on the field.

A student works on building a lego robot at a table.

Students in robotics work with Lego systems and other programmable robotics kits in classrooms.

A student holds a hammer mid-swing, wearing safety glasses.

Students in our wood shop classes work with materials to plan and build various projects, including a Tiny home project.

A student works with a teacher on several pieces of wood clamped to a sawhorse.

Students in our wood working classes with to plan and execute various projects including a tiny home.

A student, wearing safety glasses, works a piece through a jigsaw.

Students in Wood Working learn to work with many different types of machinery.

A student cuts a board with a circular saw while a teacher looks on.

Students in our wood shops learn to safely work with various shop tools.

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