Career and Technical Education

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) enhances students’ high school experience by providing real-world skills and practical knowledge to prepare them for college and careers.  Students receive hands-on training, mentoring and internships from employers in their community.  CTE makes school more relevant and ensures students are ready for the real world.  This is not your parents’ vocational education programs.

Policy of Non Discrimination

  • Consistent with federal civil rights laws (Title VI, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and Age Discrimination Act), state law, and Board of Education policies, DPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status or disability in admission into, access to, or treatment within its educational programs or activities or in employment, including career and technical educational pathways. Additionally, DPS does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of genetic information. Harassment is a form of prohibited discrimination. DPS prohibits retaliation against any individual for making a good-faith complaint or participating in good faith in an investigation of discrimination or harassment. 

    Find more information, including our notice of nondiscrimination, how to access grievance procedures, and who to contact for further details here.

  • How do I meet the requirements of my CTE teaching license for CDE?

    Like any other class that is offered at your school. Ask your school administration for help.

    In order to convert your CTE teaching authorization to a professional license after the first three years you must do the following:

    • Complete all the MLE requirements set forth by DPS.
    • Complete the new teacher induction program through DPS.
    • Explore how to apply for an initial CTE authorization license through the Colorado Department of Education.

  • CTE delivers a real high school experience with more value for students

    We empower students with the skills and opportunities they need to navigate options and take ownership of their learning.

  • CTE delivers real options for students for college and rewarding careers

    The Career and College Success team works to ensure that every DPS student graduates career and college ready by providing expertise, strategic thinking and ongoing direct service to students, families, school and central level staff.

  • CTE delivers real-world skills for students

    Visit the link here for more information on engaging students and parents around CTE 


  • Career and Technical Education
    1860 Lincoln St. 
    Denver, CO 80203

    Jaime Fiorenza
    Director, Career and Technical Education

    Crystal Zawodsky
    Strategic Support Manager

    Amery Martínez
    CTE Curriculum Specialist

    Becky Hostetler
    CTE Curriculum Specialist

    Jase Smith
    CTE Instructional Specialist