Career and Technical Education (CTE) instruction requires students to think, make decisions, and apply academic and technical knowledge in real-life simulations. Courses are designed to prepare students to work effectively and productively in a changing workplace and diverse society and to become active family and community members. The areas of Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Industrial Technology offer different courses but have similar purpose and focus. The following statements represent the knowledge, skills, and attitudes typically included in CTE courses in the Lincoln Public Schools.
- WORK HABITS AND ETHICS
Students will develop appropriate work habits, demonstrate initiative, and practice ethical principles in personal, school, and business settings.
- DECISION, MANAGEMENT, AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Studens will problem solve, make decisions, and manage the use of time, money, materials, space, and human resources.
- INTERPERSONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Students will be able to communicate and work productively with diverse people and demonstrate development of leadership skills in multiple settings.
- TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS
Students will learn and demonstrate technical skills, processes, and procedures.
- APPLICATION OF ACADEMIC AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Students will integrate academic and technical kowledge and implement decisions about personal work, and societal problems and issues.
- PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Students will create, demonstrate, and evaluate useful/or marketable produces and/or services.
- WORKPLACE EXPERIENCES OR SIMULATION
Students will experience workplace learnings in simulated classroom experiences and/or at a work site.
- LIFE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Students will develop strategies for lifelong learning, viable career choices, and responsible family, school, and community membership.