The Santa Cruz County Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace.

Our Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Instructors
  • Workplace Learning
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Supportive Environment
  • Affordable Career Training
  • Powerful and Relevant Curriculum
  • Business and Community Partnerships

Our Goals

High Achievement for all students

  1. All CTEP Students produce a Career Portfolio.
  2. All CTEP Students receive a Certificate of Completion.
  3. All CTEP 12th graders and Adults either go on to further education, or obtain a job related to their training.
  4. All CTEP students participate in at least one of the following; an internship, a job shadow, a career related field trip, or a career panel presentation.
  5. All CTEP classes address technical and career skills for success in the workplace and continuing education.
  6. All CTEP classes reinforce basic academic skills through applied learning experiences.

Safe and appropriate environments

  1. On all High School Campuses, CTEP; is a positive program, responds to school requests, is a good partner in education, communicates well, is visible on campus, assists with school to career activities, has a positive affect on the school climate, and is an integrated part of student academic and career education.
  2. All CTEP Teachers and Counselors have sufficient equipment, materials and support they need to reach their program goals.
  3. All CTEP students and parents recommend their CTEP class to other students.
Efficient, effective operations
  1. All CTEP Teachers, Counselors, and Staff align their yearly goals to match our Mission Statement, Core Values, and Organizational Goals.
  2. All office staff, counselors, and administrative roles, and duties are identified and clearly communicated to all stakeholders.

Partnering for quality results

  1. All CTEP Teachers have an active advisory committee in each of their subject areas.
  2. All CTEP Teachers collaborate at least once a year with teachers teaching the same class.
  3. CTEP has positive involvement and actively supports its key communities. (i.e. Santa Cruz County Correctional Facilities, Workforce Santa Cruz County, Department of Vocational Rehab, Cabrillo College, Homeless Education Project, Workforce Investment Board, Your Future Is Our Business, Tech Prep, The County Office of Education, Coastal and State ROP, Adult Education, Alternative Education, The Ladders Project, etc.)
Leadership for Positive Change
  1. All high school students in Santa Cruz County are aware of their CTEP class opportunities and are encouraged to participate.
  2. Each curriculum is updated and certified on a three year cycle, as well as being online.