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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides students with both academic and career-oriented courses that prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers. Through a sequence of course offerings within an occupational pathway, called Programs of Study, students have opportunities to cultivate skills that will lead to industry-based certifications and preparation for the next level of training beyond high school. Abilene ISD is dedicated to helping students succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Career and Technical Education Program in the Abilene Independent School District is to prepare students for post-secondary education and/or the workforce and to assume productive roles in the family and the community.


The LIFT Center

The AbileneISD will proudly open The LIFT Center in August 2021! The Leadership & Innovative in Future Technologies Center will be home to ATEMS High School and many CTE programs of study. We are excited to be offering courses in automotive technology, carpentry, electrical technology, digital communications, graphic design, culinary arts, information technology, programming & software development, cybersecurity, engineering, and welding.


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