WHY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)?
At Premier High School, you can begin training for your career while earning a diploma. CTE can give you the skills and training you need to further your education and pursue a meaningful career in high-demand professions.
HIGH-PAYING TRADE JOBS ARE IN DEMAND
Employer demand for qualified tradespeople in the manufacturing, construction, and electrical industries is at an all-time high and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As existing employees age out of skilled trade professions and the United States begins to repair a crumbling infrastructure, high-paying career opportunities for candidates with industry-recognized, skills-based certifications will be plentiful. In fact, many economists suggest that the rapidly rising costs associated with attending a four-year university and the opportunities that exist for high-paying careers in trade professions could make a career pathway in a skilled trade more lucrative.
CTE COURSES OF STUDY
Premier High School’s CTE programs give high school students an opportunity to earn a diploma, earn college credit, and learn career transferable skills. Students learn career skills in the classroom, through internships, job shadowing programs, on-the-job training, and industry certification opportunities. These programs provide a wide range of learning experiences spanning many different career tracks, from skilled trades such as Electrical Technician (TRIO), Roofing Apprentice, Certified Forklift Operator, and Certified Welder (AWS Welding 1 Certification) to fields as diverse as Culinary Arts, Health Science (Certified Nurse’s Assistant “CNA” Certification, Patient Care Technician “PCT” Certification, and Medical Billing & Coding Certification), Human Services, Law & Public Safety, Information Technology, and many more! The typical salary for the programs we offer ranges between $20-$40 per hour.
DO YOU HAVE A JOB—OR TWO? ARE YOU A SINGLE PARENT WITHOUT A LOT OF EXTRA TIME?
At Premier High School, we understand that life, work, and unexpected circumstances can sometimes get in the way and the traditional route isn’t a fit for your needs. YOU can get your diploma. We enroll students up to age 26. So, even if you have been out of school for years, you can come back and earn your diploma—free of charge.
Don’t let your busy schedule limit your potential. We offer flexible, four-hour schedules, and we work with you to create your personal success plan. Whether you want to graduate early with your associate degree, or you prefer to work at your own pace, we have a solution for you!
Each student has their own reason for choosing Premier High School. We offer the opportunity for you to:
- Earn a high school diploma
- Attend a fully accredited, tuition-free charter high school
- Graduate early
- Recover credits
- Go back to school after taking a break
- Experience a smaller learning environment
- Discover Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses
- Work at your own pace
- Attend school around your work schedule
- Balance family and your education
- Prepare for higher education
- Earn an associate degree in high school
- Prepare for college, the workforce, or the military