Career Technical Education

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  • CTE Funding

    CTE Funding

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  • CTE Resources

    CTE Resources

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    Apprenticeship Information

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    11 Elements- Best Practices

  • Video Library

    Video Library

  • College & Career Indicator

    College & Career Indicator

About Career Technical Education

Los Angeles County Office of Education – Career Technical Education (LACOE-CTE) provides CTE focused technical assistance, curriculum/professional development, and monitoring/documentation/reporting services to districts across Los Angeles county.

Career Technical Education provides courses that integrate technical training and academics to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed for transitioning to career training, post-secondary education and the workforce. This educational philosophy balances academics with real-world problem solving and relevance in 15 high-employing industry sectors.

The CTE program includes the CTE Model Curriculum Standards aligned with Common Core State Standards and Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Standards for Career Ready Practice describe workplace skills that are expected from graduating students.

For further information, please contact (562) 922-6850.

CTE Staff Contacts

Administrative Staff
Silvia P. Alva
Division Secretary
(562) 922-6850

Gina M. Newton
Coordinator II
(562) 922-6709

Anne Welsh-Treglia
Coordinator II
(562) 922-6541

Linda Matzek
Coordinator II

Linda Matzek
Coordinator II

Lucy Domingo
CTE & AE Credential Specialist
(562) 922-6798

Christina Fuentes
CTE & AE Credential Specialist
(562) 922-6744

Nancy Wagner
Contract Consultant
(562) 922-6335

Current Opportunities
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The California Department of Education (CDE) is excited to announce an upcoming webinar series for CTE. As you work with your districts to create accessible learning experiences for your students, CDE encourages you to utilize your CTE program funding, technology and equipment to support high quality and equitable CTE distance learning experiences for CTE students. CDE will be sending out the August newsletter at the end of the month with more professional learning opportunities and sector-specific resource and guidance documents. Any questions should be directed to CDE at

9/30 Addressing the Needs of Special Populations in Remote CTE instruction (3:00-4:00 pm) REGISTER HERE
10/14 National Updates for CTE: Advance CTE and ACTE (3:00-4:00 pm) REGISTER HERE
10/21 Holding Virtual Advisory/Stakeholder Meetings (3:00-4:00 pm) REGISTER HERE
10/28 CTE Online: The Basics REGISTER HERE (3:00-4:00 pm)

View previous CDE webinars on the Career and College Transition Division Webinars YouTube Archive


The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS) and the Orange County Department of Education are offering the following statewide webinar series:

Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Academic Instruction (part 1 of 2) Rebecca Harrison Wednesday
Sept. 30
9:00 - 11:00 Register
Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Academic Instruction (part 2 of 2) Rebecca Harrison Wednesday
Oct. 14
9:00 - 11:00 Register
Building Community Through Restorative Practices Toby Espley Monday
Oct. 26
2:00 - 3:00 Register


Register for webinar(s) that best fit your needs. Priority registration is given to teacher candidates, new teachers, mentor teachers, and university supervisors. Questions related to registration can be directed to

This webinar provides participants with information on all aspects of LACOE’s Designated Subjects CTE Credential Program. During the session, participants will: 1) Examine the qualifications for the Preliminary CTE Credential. 2) Discover how Single Subject Credential teachers may obtain a Preliminary CTE Credential. 3) Review the requirements for the Clear CTE Credential. 4) Become familiar with the CTE professional preparation coursework. 5) Explore how to use the LACOE – CTE Credentials Services website.



11/05/20 - 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Please email Nancy Wagner at for general webinar questions. There will be no technical support available during the webinar.


District Administrator, Site Administrator, COE Staff, Classroom Teacher, CTE Incentive Grantees


Note: Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before. Contact Silvia Alva at if you registered but did not receive the link. 


The California Department of Education's Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) has produced this guidance document focusing exclusively on CTE. It is intended to be an additional, but critical resource for local boards of education and administrators as they consider offering and teaching CTE programs. The guidance is particularly important for CTE teachers to make sure that the curriculum offered and taught remains high-quality even as they take into consideration all the necessary measures for a safe classroom environment.


Additional resources are available HERE

Professional Development and Technical Assistance
LACOE Career Technical Education (CTE) provides a range of targeted training and professional development to build upon capacity, knowledge, and skills needed for the implementation of the Key Elements of a High Quality CTE Programs. In addition, we are available to provide technical assistance via email and telephone to provide support with questions relating to CTE.  We also have an extensive archive of webinars to use as a resource in developing high quality CTE Pathways. Go to Archive page HERE.

CTE Conferences & Events
Cancellation of CTE Conference for November 2020Cancellation of CTE Conference for November 2020
The 2020 CTE Conference has been cancelled due to budget restrictions. Please join us for the 2021 CTE Conference at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage on November 17-19, 2021. More information will be posted soon! ...Read more
ACTE's CareerTech Virtual VISION - November 30-December 4, 2020ACTE's CareerTech Virtual VISION - November 30-December 4, 2020
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