BRIDGING THE GAP FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE WORKFORCE.
What Is CTE?
Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. Source.
Delsea CTE History
Delsea began its’ participation in Career and Technical Education programs in the 2007-2008 school year, responding to a call from the state and community to increase opportunities for students. By the 2008-2009 school year, 14 programs were being offered to students. The programs implemented in the district met both community and industry needs, providing all students with the skills needed to be successful after high school. The mission of the district is to foster a collaborative learning community that is passionately committed to educate all students to become lifelong learners, develop character, and become valuable members of our community, country, and world. Over the years, the programs being offered have changed as society, industry, community, and district needs changed, meeting the demands of a global society. CTE programs at Delsea support the district’s vision of “Educating, inspiring, and empowering our students and staff to excellence. The pride of the community. The best in the nation.”
- To promote career and technical education programs and programs of study to all students regardless of gender, race, color, or disability.
- To increase academic attainment of students participating in career and technical education programs by providing students with a coherent and rigorous academic content that aligns with the NJSLS and opportunities to enroll in advanced placement (AP)/dual enrollment courses.
- To increase technical skill attainment of students participating in career and technical education programs by providing students with robust programs aligned to national industry standards and activities that provide students with an understanding of all aspects of a business and industry to promote student commitment to the learning process, to increase student achievement rates, provide opportunities to assume leadership roles by participating in CTE student organizations, and increase access to end-of-program technical skills assessments and attainment of industry-recognized certificates or credentials.
- To increase the participation of special and diverse populations in career and technical education programs.
- To promote and support student preparation for non-traditional occupations or fields of work.
- To include parents, students, academic and career and technical education teachers, faculty, administrators, career guidance and academic counselors, members of Tech Prep consortia, business and industry, labor organizations, members of special and diverse populations, and other interested individuals in program development, program implementation, and evaluation of career and technical education programs.
- To provide comprehensive professional development to teachers, faculty, administrators, career guidance and academic counselors.
- To continuously improve student and program performance.
- To recruit and retain career and technical education teachers, faculty, and career guidance and academic counselors, including individuals in groups underrepresented in the teaching profession; and to facilitate a smooth transition for representatives from business and industry transitioning into career and technical education as teachers.
Delsea's CTE Programs
Web Design and Development
Individuals choosing to enroll in Web Design and Development will learn to design and develop innovative and professional websites that appeal to their target market.
I-STEM provides students with an introduction to the field of Engineering and highlights the interrelationships between STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Twenty-first Century Knowledge & Career Ready Practices are developed while students attempt to solve real-world problems.
Individuals choosing to enroll in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) course will learn the beginner’s and intermediate level drafting skills, file management, technical vocabulary, computer literacy, analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
The four programming courses offered at Delsea are designed to prepare students for careers in the constantly changing STEAM fields at the high school and college levels. The students will first be introduced to the general ideas of coding, design and development of computer programs.
The Delsea Regional High School Horticulture Program is a four Step program that includes Landscape design, Ornamental Horticulture, Floral Design and Greenhouse Plant production.
Students develop leadership skills, good citizenship, social intelligence, and vocational understanding through participation in DECA. Intro to Business credit is earned with Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC), upon completion of the 3-year course, as well as national certification as a Marketing Specialist upon passing the ASK Institute exit test.
Retail Store Management
Retail Sales and Distribution is a two-period per day, 10 credit course, designed to appeal to students whose career/college goals include retail store management, retail buying, security, sales, merchandising, or promotion. Students combine classroom learning with working the school store.
Computer Systems and Networking
Delsea's four year curriculum educates students on IT essentials and entry-level networking and prepares them for CompTIA A+ and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certifications.
Students enrolling in Digital Arts will be able to create a broad variety digital images for uses in digital medias such as: digital video, video game, web pages and websites, including social media, databases and electronic books. Students will begin by gaining a strong understanding of the elements of art and explore a variety of ways they should be composed within a work of art or design.
Accounting 1, Accounting 2 and College Accounting are a program of study designed to prepare a student pursuing any business career. In Accounting 1 and 2, students will learn how to journalize, post and prepare financial statements for a business organized as a sole proprietorship. Real world applications will be explored through the use of an automated accounting system.
Students learn the “ins and outs” of live audio production, including microphone set up and placement, for live performance and studio recording. Experience gained in the live audio unit serves as a guide for the mixing and mastering process students learn through the industry standard programs of Logic Pro 10, Pro Tools 11, and Ableton.
Students looking to enter The Delsea Zone (Radio & Television Broadcasting Class) will learn to script, record and edit a variety of different types of videos over the course of three years.
Students will educated each student in many areas of construction, such as . It is program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling.
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Equal Opportunity at Delsea
The Delsea Regional High School District does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex or disability in programs, services, and activities.
District Compliance Officers:
Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator:
Michael Nicholson, Vice Principal
Delsea Regional HS District
242 Fries Mill Road, Franklinville, NJ 08322
856-694-0100, Ext. 241
Section 504 Compliance Officer:
Jackie Scerbo, Supervisor of CST and Special Services
Delsea Regional HS District
242 Fries Mill Road, Franklinville, NJ 08322
856-694-0100, Ext. 243