Career & Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program connects careers with education. CTE broadly encompasses six service areas:

  • Agriculture, food and natural resources
  • Applied sciences, technology, engineering, and manufacturing
  • Business, finance, marketing and management
  • Health science
  • Human services
  • Information solutions

Service Area Sites

Key Information

Resources for CTE Support

Resources for Career and Technical Education are selected by Ƶ consultant. If you have any questions, please reach out to either of the staff listed at the bottom of this page.

High School Registered Apprenticeship Programs (HSRAP)

High School Registered Apprenticeship Programs (HSRAP)
"Registered Apprenticeship (RA) opportunities can be life-changing for high school students wanting to jump-start rewarding careers while helping employers develop a skilled early talent pipeline. ...Iowans are seeing the value of this “earn and learn” model that combines education and training with a paycheck from Day One and leads to a valuable national credential." 
Students begin coursework while in high school, partner with an employer to get valuable on the job training, learn key skills in a high demand career, and complete the program with a nationally recognized credential. HSRAP create clarity on pathways to career fields, and allow students to earn while they learn and accomplish their goals.
Current High School Registered Apprenticeship Programs available in Ƶ Region:
Resources for Participating Districts
  • with templates for recruitment and support
  •  to learn more about how the program works
  • Iowa Department of Education 
Want to learn more? Please contact Jen Boyd with any questions you have!

Department of Education

CTSO Resources

ACTE Resources

Kirkwood Community College Opportunities

Work Based Learning Resources

Region 10 Regional Planning Partnership

The Region 10 CTE Planning Partnership assists school districts in providing accessible means of delivering high-quality secondary career and technical education programs. Through these partnerships, Ƶ is able to help school districts deliver CTE programs effectively and efficiently.

RPP Meeting Minutes

Archive of Old Service Area Websites

Important contacts

Image thumbnail for Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd

CTE Consultant

Email Jennifer Boyd
Image thumbnail for Chad Blanchard

Chad Blanchard

School Improvement Consultant

319-399-6488 Email Chad Blanchard