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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
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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Training Opportunity for CTE Coordinators and CALPADS Administrators on new Work-Based Learning File Data Collection

The California Department of Education will be hosting a training opportunity for Career Technical Education (CTE) Coordinators and California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Administrators on new Work-Based Learning (WBLR) File Data Collection on November 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The WBLR file will be collected as part of the End-of-Year 1 data collection and will collect data on work-based learning programs in which students are participating. These data will be analyzed for possible inclusion in the Career and College Indicator for the California School Dashboard.  This webinar will explain the purpose of the data collection, the CTE Coordinator and CALPADS Administrator roles in the process, and the data submission and certification process.

Space is limited so please register in advance.

Topic: CTE and Work Based Learning (WBL)

November 24, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions can be directed to Brandi Jauregui in the CALPADS Operations Office at

Good news - “It’s About Time” is back! During this prolonged period of distance learning, LACOE’s Office of CTE created “It’s About Time” as a platform to introduce, inspire, influence, and incite formative change and support through candid conversations on issues and situations affecting our CTE students. 

“It’s About Time” is a deep dive into education challenges and successes related to this era of COVID-19. The goal is to bridge gaps that directly affect opportunities for students enrolled in CTE programs throughout Los Angeles County. Conversations will center on how to better acknowledge and address those challenges utilizing tools and strategies from a pool of LACOE Student Services and leading CTE industry and community partners.  

 Each one-hour Zoom webinar is facilitated by LACOE CTE Coordinator II, Dr. Gina M. Newton.   

 Please join us! Register one-time for all five segments at: 

A Zoom link to enter the webinars will be emailed.      

Wednesday     November 4th              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  

Wednesday     November 18th            12:00 noon – 1:00 pm  

Wednesday     December 2nd              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  

Wednesday     December 9th               1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  

Wednesday     December 16th             1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  

Attention CTE Partners!  CTE TEACH is a mentor support and professional development program created in partnership with the California Department of Education for Career Technical Education mentors and new CTE teachers transitioning from industry into the classroom. 

Any school, school district, county, adult school, charter school, community college, or ROC/P offering Career Technical Education is eligible to apply for the 20-21 CTE TEACH Mentor Grant. Local education agencies chosen to participate in the CTE TEACH grant will receive mentor resources and funding to support CTE mentors. 

For more information and to apply visit the website:

Applications for a second cohort are due by 5 pm on December 15, 2020.

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.

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