CTE Business Pathways; get started!
Did you know that Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers five Business Education Career Pathways to help students get started with education and careers beyond high school? By following one of the five Business Pathways students will become college and career ready. From Accounting and Finance, Administrative Support, and Technology Support, to Entrepreneurship, and Business Management, this Area of Study gives students many kinds of opportunities to acquire job skills and to get a head start in selected college preparation, too. As Business Student Jesus Jiron can attest, learning how to work with other people in an office situation is a critical skill in today’s workplace.
Business Education students are encouraged to participate in FBLA – “Future Business Leaders of America” – that can further enhance their leadership and community involvement. Brandon Buchanan, a senior at Viewmont High School has been very active in participating in FBLA and DECA. “I held VP position in FBLA Soph. and Jr. Years, and currently hold the position of President this year. I have placed both years at state in various events. I am currently VP of DECA, and have already participated in a competitive event, involving a promotional campaign for the Dew Tour event in Salt Lake City, that resulted in a position to attend the DECA National Leadership Conference in Florida.” Brandon is president of the school store at Viewmont High School, where he handles everything from operations, management, to the financials of the store. “For me, education gives me the basis to experience business in the real world.”
Training and education beyond high school is important for success in a career in Business. Whether students choose a one-year certificate, a two-year associate or technical degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree, or an advanced degree will depend on his or her career path.
To discover some of the occupations associated with the Career Pathways in Business, check out the Career Chart, and get started!