CRANE is Career Technical Education
The mission of CRANE is to provide students in the Capital Region rigorous academic and career pathways, which are linked to economic and labor market needs and trends, thus helping students to become the leading entrepreneurial workforce for the next economy.
Why Career Technical Education (CTE)?
The case is this: in order for students to succeed, we need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness—students with access to post-secondary education and essential skills that will prepare them to achieve career goals in the 21st century.
CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, nowhere else represented in education, of preparing students for all of life that comes after high school.
CTE needs to be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work, prepared for postsecondary education, and ready for life as positive, contributing members of society in the 21st century. With CTE, students succeed.
- Develop sector pathways with school districts that will serve HIGH SKILL, HIGH WAGE, and HIGH GROWTH careers
- Integrate rigorous academics into career and technical curriculum
- Align and articulate high school and college curriculum
- Develop a regional system of work-based learning activities
- Create personalized support to ensure student success
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Where is CRANE?
CRANE's rigorous career pathways are located in schools that span a six-county region, with a footprint that is roughly the size of Delaware. This document lists CRANE schools and pathways in the greater Sacramento region.