Skip to main content
cte logo
L.A. UNIFIeD OFFERS 58 CTE CAREER PATHWAYS IN 15 INDUSTRIES

Agriculture and Natural Resources

  •  Agriscience 

  •  Animal Science

  • Ornamental Horticulture

  • Plant and Soil Science

Arts, Media, and Entertainment

  • Design, Visual, and Media Arts

  • Performing Arts

  • Production and Managerial Arts

Building and Construction Trades

  • Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking

  • Engineering and Heavy Construction

  • Residential and Commercial Construction

Business and Finance

  • Business Management

  • Financial Services

  • International Business

Education, Child Development, and Family Services

  • Child Development

  • Consumer Services

  • Education

  • Family and Human Services

Energy, Environment, and Utilities

  • Environmental Resources

  • Energy and Power Technology

  • Telecommunications

Engineering and Architecture

  • Architectural Design

  • Engineering Design

Fashion and Interior Design

  • Interior Design

  • Personal Services

Health Science and Medical Technology

  • Biotechnology

  • Patient Care

  • Healthcare Administrative Services

  • Healthcare Operational Support Services

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

  • Food Science

  • Dietetics and Nutrition

  • Food Service and Hospitality

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Information and Communication Technologies 

  • Information and Support Services

  • Networking

  • Software and Systems Development

  • Games and Simulation

Manufacturing and Product Development

  • Graphic Production Technologies

  • Machining and Forming Technologies

  • Welding and Materials Joining

  • Production Innovation and Design

Marketing Sales and Service

  • Marketing

  • Professional Sales

  • Entrepreneurship/Self Employment

Public Services

  • Public Safety

  • Legal Practices

  • Emergency Response

Transportation

  • Operations

  • Structural Repair and Refinishing 

  • System and Diagnostics Service

Career Technical Education in L.A. Unified

Watch:

Foshay Biotech Pathway Student takes part in Ellison Institute Junior Fellowship
L.A. UNIFIEd SCHOOLS WITH CTE PROGRAMS

Vision

Career Technical Education will be the primary purpose of the California K-16 education system, by promoting the state's economic development and providing students with the world-class knowledge and skill necessary to become successful and contributing members of society.

Career Technical Education will engage every student in high-quality educational programs, developed in partnership with business and industry.  It will promote creativity and innovation and allow all students to turn their passion into a paycheck.

Mission

The mission of California's Career Technical Education system is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve a high-quality lifestyle, to be competitive in the global marketplace, and to sustain California's economic dominance.

CTE-Linked Learning Administrator

Esther Soliman,

esther.soliman@lausd.net

CTE Coordinator

Seema Puri,

spuri@lausd.net

CTE Specialist

Judy De La Torre,

jdelat2@lausd.net

CTE Advisors

Elizabeth Avalos,

elizabeth.avalos@lausd.net

Jose Castillo,

jdc2353@lausd.net

Pat Cervantes,

pcervant@lausd.net

Michael Golden,

michael.t.golden@lausd.net

Karen Naverrete,

karen.navrarrete@lausd.net

Brandon Thrasher,

brandon.thrasher@lausd.net

New Teacher Support Team
Specialist

Dr. Donna Lewis,

donna.lewis@lausd.net

CTEIG Coordinator / CTE Vacancies

Azin Ghourchian,

azin.ghourchian@lausd.net

Richard Preito,

richard.prieto@lausd.net

It is the law and LAUSD/CTE policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to attend school and participate in the District's programs and activities, regardless of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation.