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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
Rosa Valdez
Project Director III

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

Beth Elchico
Admin. Coordinator/Fiscal

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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LA Metro is committed to exposing youth to the variety of careers in the global transportation infrastructure industry. CTE Teachers in Los Angeles County are invited to a one-day learning exchange and tour. During the event, participants will:

*Tour the headquarters of the third largest transit network in the US.

*Visit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Division 13 facility and operational areas.

*Discover innovative strategies to integrate transportation infrastructure concepts and needed skills into high school curriculum.

*Learn about available academic and career opportunities for students and educators.

*Hear about the Summer 2019 LA Metro Teacher Externship.

Targeted CTE Industry Sectors: *Building & Construction *Business & Finance *Education *Energy, Environment & Utilities *Engineering & Architecture *Marketing, Sales, & Services *Manufacturing and Product Development *Public Services *Transportation

A collaboration between LA Metro and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Office of Career Technical Education (CTE). Note: This is a private event for Middle School CTE teachers, counselors and administrators that requires an access code to register. Contact:

Dr. Gina M. Newton



LA Metro Headquarters
One Gateway Plaza (Plaza Level)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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
ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2019 - December 4-7, 2019  Anaheim Convention CenterACTE's CareerTech VISION 2019 - December 4-7, 2019 Anaheim Convention Center
Join us for VISION 2019 when CTE takes center stage! You'll find high-quality professional development, prime networking opportunities, and direct access to thousands of individuals and organizations representing all facets of career technical education. ...Read more
Educating For Careers Conference - February 27-29, 2020 - Long Beach, CAEducating For Careers Conference - February 27-29, 2020 - Long Beach, CA
Educating for Career Conference will be held February 27-29, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Please revisit our website later for a link to the conference site. ...Read more