Career and Technical Education

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.

CTE Snapshot


 CTE Snapshot!  


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

BHS Welding

October is Manufacturing (MFG) Month

High schools have been participating in either industry tours or industry has been visiting high schools to speak to our students.


Guest Speakers:
UTLX Representatives
Kelli Haygood
Craig Bartley
Andrew Winkler

Buckeye High School

Welding Program - Senior Class
Welding Instructor - Donald Sanders

For more information about CTE, please call 318-449-3198 or email

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