Career Technical Education (CTE)

Academic and Technical Skills for College and Career Readiness

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers. CTE courses, programs, and training focus on the technical and academic competencies needed to attain and maintain high skill, high-demand, and high wage industry careers.

Fresno Unified is a leader in preparing students for careers and higher education. Students explore – through hands-on learning experiences both at school and industry internships in professional settings – a wide variety of careers and jobs. Students graduate career-ready for entry-level positions, some with industry certifications and licensure.

Real-World Connections Engage Students

Our Impact and Accomplishments

899 business, union, and industry partners are investing in Fresno Unified Career and Technical Education Pathway programs.

Approximately 11,000 students participate in CTE classes.

District wide, we have 120 talented and dedicated CTE teachers. 

Paid and unpaid industry internships are available for qualifying students.

Exposure for students to careers and technical education in grades PK-12.

Appx. 50,000 Work-Based Learning experiences for 9-12 grades.

Over 10 College Credit Earning Career Pathways.

FUSD CTE programs offer over 100 industry-recognized certifications for students ensuring our students are prepared for the future with real-world application.

CTE Student Voice

“I’m still using the skills I learned during my career pathway. My teachers also taught me how to continue building my skills and learning how to apply them elsewhere when needed.”

– Heather W., Patino

“My CTE program changed my life. I had no goals and took the chance to sign up for a construction program and now I’m in the trades union and can support my family.”

– Alex G., Fresno High

“I graduated from the public service academy and now am a paramedic for Fresno FD. Best decision I ever made.”

– Sam P., Hoover High

Industry-Recognized Certifications

Career Pathway students can earn several industry-recognized certifications. Certifications range from medical to construction to digital media and nursing.

Invest in Our Future Workforce

Be a part of the district by joining as a business partner to strengthen the career pipeline of skilled talent and the future leaders of Fresno.

Business partners are needed in all California recognized 14 industry


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