Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE)...

...is designed to prepare students to become future workers and leaders in the local workforce. Students receive hands on experience through College & Career Seminar, classwork, internships and mentors. Students develop individual plans to prepare themselves for college and/or the workforce.

VUSD offers 15 pathways in a number of industry sectors. Students have an opportunity to connect with local business and industry leaders through the Entrée to Employment dinners.

CTE works with local industry partners, Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD), Ventura County Innovates (VC Innovates), Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), and Naviance to provide a comprehensive experience for all students.


CTE Pathways/Sectors Include:  


  • Agricultural Business
  • Patient Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Performing Arts
  • Cabinetry, Millwork, & Woodworking
  • Residential & Commercial Construction
  • Design, Visual, &  Arts Media 
  • Software & Systems Development
  • Environmental Resources
  • Systems, Diagnostics, Service & Repair
  • Food Service & Hospitality
  • Welding & Materials Joining
  • Machining & Forming


CTE Pathways in VUSD

Click on your school name or logo to see the pathways offered. 

Buena High School


El Camino High School


Foothill Technology High


Pacific High School


Ventura High School


Contact Us



 Click on name to email        

Dr. Greg Bayless


Secondary Curriculum & Instruction/CTE Director


805-641-5000 ext. 1140

Sheri DeJong


Administrative Specialist


805-641-5000 ext. 1139

Parental Resources

Title IX Director
Asst. Superintendent Human Resources
805-641-5000 x1150          



Special Education Director
Robin Faigin
805-641-5000 x 1123         



Multilingual/Multicultural Education Director
Soledad Molenar
805-641-5000 x1084