Teachers are the most important in-school factor affecting student outcomes. CTE teachers deliver meaningful coursework and provide opportunities for work-based learning through internships, job shadowing, mentorships, and networking with local community leaders.

Career and Technical Student Organizations

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) play an integral part in a student’s career and technical education. CTSOs enrich student learning that starts in the classroom, build strong partnerships between industries and future employees, and provide future career experience that students carry into their careers and communities.

CTE Teacher Career Information

Career guidance is a school-wide responsibility. CTE teachers can take a more active role in advising students about career choices. Guide your CTE students to their future career with these helpful resources.
  • ASCA National Standards for Students American School Counselor Association
  • CareerOneStop: High quality newly-emerging career videos the mission of this site is to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy.
  • Graduation Toolkit - provides details about the Foundation High School Program, benefits and explanation of the Distinguished Level of achievement option, endorsement choices, checklists and resources.
  •  Labor Market Career Information Texas Workforce Commission Products and services offered by LMCI are geared towards helping parents, young adults, and children explore the world of career choices and opportunities.
  • National Career Development Guidelines Framework – National Career Development Association
  • O*NET Online Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on jobs, training and education, earnings, and job prospects for a wide range of occupations.
  • Texas Career Check Texas Career Check offers information on hundreds of job titles, pay information, and future projected jobs. This interactive website can help answer your education and career exploration questions.
  • Texas GEARUP A site for students to explore resources to answer all your burning college questions, watch videos of kids who've overcome some of the same challenges you may be facing, get the full scoop on your dream career, and so much more. Just think of it all as an extra boost on the way to making the rest of your life seriously awesome.
  • Texas Internship Challenge The Texas Internship Challenge is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who challenge employers to offer paid internships and make it easy for students to search and apply for them.
  • Texas OnCourse Free, interactive online resources support counselors, advisers and educators and help families and students make informed choices.
  • Texas Reality Check It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.
  • TEXASgenuine Explore career fields and the college programs that get you there!