CTE Message from the STate Superintendent of Public Instruction

Connecting Learning to Earning

Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses are offered in grades 7-12 and focus on preparing students with professional training in a variety of career fields. Students develop an understanding of the importance of work and how performance, efforts, and decision making directly affect future educational and career opportunities. Students are trained in basic workplace skills as well as specific technical proficiencies in wide variety of career pathways.

Career & Technical Education courses provide innovative educational opportunities within the Marysville School District. Students are engaged in learning and excited about the opportunity to experience focused course work that allows them to excel in an area of interest. Students who participate in CTE courses are being prepared to enter a highly competitive workforce based on a global knowledge and information economy.

Students who are career and college ready need to be able to compete in this every changing workforce and have marketable skills that put them ahead of others. CTE offers these skills in a rigorous, hands-on, project based learning environment. CTE courses also offer embedded core academics, which allow students to complete their high school graduation requirements more efficiently. CTE courses are aligned to Washington State teaching standards and offer high school as well as college credit in many areas. Instruction is provided by highly trained educators who are experts in their field of study.

CTE Vision

All students in grades 7 through 12 will enroll and be successful in career and technical education and academic courses based on a guided career pathway selection. Students will progress through their secondary programs with a high school and beyond plan, a commitment to ongoing education and training, and an understanding of how their current learning can be directly applied to the career field of their choice.

CTE Mission

The mission of Marysville School District’s Career & Technical Education Department is to develop, implement, and sustain innovative, rigorous, real-world educational programs that are aligned with core academic courses, industry standards, and are fully integrated with 21st Century Employability Skills. The Marysville School District CTE programs will have a strong applied focus in high demand, high wage, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses. All Marysville CTE courses will prepare students to enter post-secondary education/training and to meet the needs of today’s competitive workforce.

After High School

Opportunities for Career Success by The College of Southern Idaho


MG FBLA Nationals 2018

Marysville Getchell Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) proudly represented Washington State at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland from June 28 - July 1.

11 MG students qualified at the State competition in April, to earn their place to test their skills against FBLA members from around the world. MG sent 2 Parliamentary Procedures teams;

Team 1: Komal Gill, Brandon Hocog, Hayley Frances, Katelyn Miller, and Ashlyn White;

Team 2: Riley Ostrander, Declan St. John, Sophie Mejia, Gernet Grewal, and Sterling Dawson and Future Business Leader competitor Sara Rolfe. Although the competitors did not make the final rounds in their events, they are still top in the state of Washington.

The National conference hosted more than 13,000 FBLA members from all over the world and also offered some amazing leadership training workshop opportunities to allow the students to learn more about professionalism, business and planning for their future. This experience is life changing and an opportunity they will never forget.

On Thursday the 15th of February 38 Arts and Tech students went to Olympia to speak with members of the legislature about CTE.


This is what 50 computers on the move looks like.

They are on their way to phase two of our support for Housing Hope.

Last year we sent them 75 computers to give their office staff an modern, unified computer platform.

This round of 50 is going to Housing Hope sites that directly support the public. So client families will have the ability to use technology. We look forward to future Partnerships with Housing Hope.

On exciting newer developments, we are thankful to Joseph Finley of Marysville Government.

He has been instrumental in bringing about the opportunity to supply an outreach to homeless vets. The group has 20 beds, so they will take 20 computers at a time. As a vet goes through the process, they will have a dedicated computer to use. When they leave the program, they will take the computer with them and we will send a new one out to the group.


Trade Up and Touch a Truck

We welcomed Career and Tech Ed students from Marysville Middle School and #MSD25 high schools to experience the trades and all the opportunities that are available right here in Snohomish County! Big thanks to our sponsors and participants, the City of Marysville - government, Community Transit, Marysville Fire District, Machinists Union 751, Waste Management, City of Stanwood, Klb Construction Inc, United Way of Snohomish County, Official Snohomish County Labor Council, and Workforce Snohomish!