Career and Technical Education (CTE)2022-01-28T10:45:26-08:00

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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The Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) aims to prepare students for opportunities after high school graduation. Our primary goal is to increase the percentage of Chehalis students going on to earn college degrees and certifications from 20 percent to 60 percent.


Career and Technical Education (CTE) is key to this goal because, like STEM, CTE classes give our students great options that lead toward career pathways.

Students in Career and Technical Education programs graduate at a significantly higher percentage rate than the national average. CTE provides relevant, real-world learning opportunities that capture students’ attention and commitment to completion.

Dr. Christine Moloney, Superintendent

Our goal is to maximize the opportunities for Chehalis students to be exposed to a broad array of courses providing career and technical training. This will result in more Chehalis students being prepared to go on and be successful in seeking credentials past high school and maximize their career opportunities in life.

Brian D. Fox, PhD, Assistant Superintendent

CTE provides students an opportunity to choose a unique path that complements their talents and interests. Our courses and teachers prepare them with the knowledge and skills that are valued in college, work, and life.

Rick Goble, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Director
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Plan for 2020-21

On October 20, 2020 CTE Director Rick Goble presented an overview of the current CTE Program and outlined the 2020-2021 CTE Plan for school board consideration. This 5-page plan was developed with the CTE Program Specific Advisory Committee last year. It was approved by the Chehalis School District Board of Directors.

You can find the plan here​.

Monthly Updates

Avisory committees advise, assist, and provide support and advocacy for quality CTE programs. Members have the opportunity to learn more about the CTE program, increase their understanding of the job market, employers’ needs, and community opportunities. Committee members, and others interested in the Chehalis CTE program, receive monthly updates in a digital newsletter.

You can find previous updates here:

September 2021

Chehalis CTE

Career Pathways

CTE classes fall into one of 16 “career clusters.” A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each cluster, there are pathways that correspond to a collection of courses and training opportunities to prepare students for a chosen career.

WF West Career Clusters 

CTE Pathways to Centralia College

High School and Beyond

The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for every student. It’s a process for students, parents, and teachers to guide students through high school and think about their future. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve goals.

To learn more about the High School and Beyond Plans, contact the counseling center at W.F. West High School

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