Career and Technical Education

  • Career and Technical Education programs are dedicated to preparing young people to manage the dual roles of family member and wage earner. Through academic integration and coherent sequences of courses, Career and Technical Education programs prepare students for employment in a high-skill, high-wage, or high demand job and/or to continue their education in various post-secondary institutions.
    The Region 3 Career and Technical Education Program is designed to assist school districts in promoting, developing and implementing quality CTE programs which meet all State and Federal requirements. Technical assistance and professional development opportunities are offered for all districts.

For information, contact:

  • Texas OnCourse

    Visit Texas OnCourse for career and college exploration tools.

    Modules are available for counselors and advisors to update their knowledge on college and career readiness topics while earning continuing education and possibly a stipend.

    Visit the site for more information. 

  • Texas CTE

    Visit the Texas CTE website for teacher, counselor and administrator resources, as well as Texas Gateway courses and college and career planning guides. 

List of Industry Certifications

  • The new certification list is out! The list of 73 is now 221!

    There is still time to comment. The optional public comment period for the newly proposed IBC list will remain open until February 4th. The list and corresponding information can be found on the TEA/CTE website (