Grossmont Union High School District

CTE Learning that works for California

Career Technical Education connects secondary and post-secondary education to college expectations and labor market demand so students are focused, and ready for the future. CTE pathways provide students with the technical, academic and employability knowledge they need for success in college and careers. Modern CTE is adaptable, aligned with industry standards, college options and is an integral part of college prep education. The success of the pathways is due in part to the strong business partnerships the course have with local industry sectors. CTE - connecting college and career!

CTE Student Quotes

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“What I like about this class is designing a game and having to come up to solutions when something doesn’t work.” Game Design and Development Student-Monte Vista High School

“I am working on a game right now but I can’t get one of my divers to do what he’s supposed to so I have to figure it out. I like the challenge” Game Design Student-Monte Vista High School
 
“I like that we have a checklist of things to do and we can decide what to do next.”Automotive Engine Performance/ Emissions Control-Monte Vista High School Student
 
“I designed this piece and someone else made it. I like working as a team on a project and it really shows how things are in a real work place.” Metal Design, Fabrication & Welding Student-El Cajon Valley High School 

"I am so happy I was in the Cosmo pathway, Ms. Munoz was a great inspiration for find my dream job or creating it. I will be interviewing for a beauty advisor position." Cosmetology 2018 Graduate Student-Mt. Miguel High School

"My favorite was the facility project because we had to work as a team and everyone had a responsibility. It was fun to design a facility how we wanted and also learning about health and safety at the same time." Advanced Sports Medicine Student-West Hills High School
 
Congratulations to Santana High School Engineering Pathway students the 2019 California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge Champions!!

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Santana High School California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge champions

Santana High School California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge champions

Santana High School California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge champions

Santana High School California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge champions

Santana Engineering Pathway Teacher Jason Kay with the 2019 California State Project Lead The Way Engineering Design challenge champions

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Inaugural GUHSD Film Festival

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Manufacturing Expo 2018

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2018 Solar Energy Academy

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We would like thank, Project Cornerstone, Lehigh Hanson, and Hawthorne Cat  for providing students from IDEA center and El Capitan High School to participate in this great opportunity. We would also like to thank, Channel 8 Zevely Zone for highlighting some of the great work our business partners and teachers in preparing GUHSD students to be College & Career ready!    
 
 
On March 2, 2019, Students from GUHSD Arts, Median & Entertainment pathways participated in the inaugural district-wide film festival. The event was a huge success and we look forward to next year. Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On October 2, 2018, the East County Economic Development Council sponsored the 2nd annual East County Manufacturing Expo. Over 40 manufacturers and resource providers participated in the Expo. Students in Brent Ford and Shannon Turner's AME pathway at El Cajon Valley High School documented the event with a video. Post production work on the student video was done in close collaboration with award winning videographer, Al Moreno from Taylor Guitars.
 
 
Over the summer of 2018, students from multiple CTE pathways participated in the SunPower Solar Energy Academy. Through our business partnership with SunPower, we were able to provide students with an authentic work-based learning opportunity in the burgeoning field of solar energy. 

28 GUHSD Students Complete SunPower® 2018 Grossmont Solar Energy Academy

For five days in July of 2018, the SunPower Corporation, working in partnership with GUHSD and Cuyamaca College, provided a 5-day summer internship experience for 28 high school students from across the District.

Student participants gained in-depth knowledge of residential photovoltaic system design and finance. Curriculum units included: Solar Basics, Renewables and Sustainability, Explorations and Economics, and Careers and Opportunities.

The solar energy academy is an immersive, work-based learning experience. Students collaborated on teams as a solar start-up company, to design a residential system. Through hands-on activities, field visits and lectures from solar professionals, students learned about the project scope, design, financial and environmental aspects of the industry.

The internship culminated with student teams delivering presentations to school officials, community members and family. GUHSD thanks the SunPower Corporation, Cuyamaca College, Grid Alternatives and San Diego Gas & Electric for helping our students master solar-focused content, while developing work-ready skills.

Solar Academy Grad Photo
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