Career Readiness

Career and Technology Education courses allow students to use academic knowledge and problem solving skills while acquiring occupationally specific skills as part of their high school curriculum. As technology has enhanced access, variety and exchange of information, completion of high school may not follow the traditional route to post-secondary institutions. The State of Texas implemented career and technology education as a means to expand and achieve competency-based learning. Various types of programs are offered: laboratory program classes, practicums, internships and a variety of courses centered on technology.

Students have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications and licensures, leading to either more specialized instruction in a given field, or a leap forward on the path of post secondary education. Industry certifications are gaining importance in the business world as evidence of skill attainment. Earning a certification gives students a sense of accomplishment, a highly valued professional credential, and helps make them more employable with higher starting salaries. Industry certifications have been aligned with the Career Pathways. Certification opportunities are one avenue through which Career and Technology Education fulfills its goals under state law. The Texas Education Agency is providing as many opportunities as possible for student’s professional growth and development. CTE continues consultations with local businesses and industry to determine which certifications or licenses would be most sought after by area employees.

The mission of Rusk ISD’s Career and Technical Education program is to offer students quality instructional opportunities in both academic and career oriented programs of study to successfully prepare students for the challenges of post-secondary education and the competitive workforce.


Endorsement Areas of Study

The Endorsement approach in the selection of high school courses of study for students brings associated courses and fields of career interest together. By choosing an endorsement to follow, students have the opportunity to explore the real “world of work” through practicum programs as paid or unpaid interns. Our Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) program is giving students college credit for courses taken within a pathway while in high school. CTE is a great way for students to prepare for the highly technological and competitive workplace of the 21st century.

CTE Endorsements Options for Foundation Plan

Endorsements may be earned in the following areas:

Business and Industry

Public Services

  • Providing for families and human need;, education, training, and related learning support services, diagnostic and therapeutic service, health information, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

STEM


Student Organizations

CTE has active student organizations involved in state and national competitions. Students are encouraged to join an organization associated with their career interest to practice the skills and knowledge gained in the lab and classroom setting. CTE students regularly compete and advance in nationally recognized competitions. RISD is fortunate to have students holding state and national offices in the past and present, highlighting the success of these initiatives.


CTE Public Notice of Nondiscrimination

Rusk ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts, A/V Technology & Communication; Finance; Education and Training; Manufacturing; Architecture & Construction; Business Management; Health Science; Transportation & Logistics; and Human Services.Admission to these programs is based on interest and class space availability.

It is the policy of Rusk ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

It is the policy of Rusk ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Rusk ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Grey Burton, at 203 E 7th Street, Rusk, TX 75785, (903)-683-5592, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Theresa Gates at, (903)-683-5401.

Notificación Publica de No Discriminación en Programas de

Educación Técnica y Vocacional

Rusk ISD ofrece programas de educación técnica y vocacional en Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts, A/V Technology & Communication; Finance; Education and Training; Manufacturing; Architecture & Construction; Business Management; Health Science; Transportation & Logistics; and Human Services.La admisión a estos programas sebasa en interest and class space availability.

Es norma de Rusk ISD no discriminar en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.

Es norma de Rusk ISD no discriminar en sus procedimientos de empleo por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; TítuloIX de las Enmiendasen la Educación,de 1972, la ley de DiscriminaciónporEdad, de1975,segúnenmienda; ylaSección504delaLeydeRehabilitaciónde 1973,según enmienda.

Rusk ISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso delinglésnosea unobstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativosyvocacionales.

Para informaciónsobre susderechoso procedimientosde quejas,comuníquesecon el Coordinador del Titulo IX, Grey Burton, , 203 E 7th Street, Rusk, TX, 75785, (903)683-5592,el Coordinador de la Seccion 504, Theresa Gates, (903)683-5401.