LaRunda Hobbs Pierce
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education
• (318) 449-3198 Office• (318) 449-3167 Fax
Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers students of various ages with the opportunity to become lifelong learners by gaining the academic and technical skills training necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE prepares learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, while providing real-world curriculum that provides a hands-on training component. High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform successfully, and graduate at higher rates.
The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is approximately 90 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of about 80 percent
More than 75 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school
Nearly 80 percent of high school dropouts have shared that relevant, real-world learning opportunities such as CTE, would have allowed them to become a high school graduate