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Career and Technical Education Department

The definition of Career and Technical Education (CTE), according to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, “is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry-defined work, and advanced and continuing education.”


In the Yakima School District, we are pleased to offer multiple CTE courses at Davis High School, Eisenhower High School, Stanton Academy, and Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center. We also offer several  middle school programs at Discovery Lab School, Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Washington and Wilson middle schools.

CTE is comprised of five major occupational areas. These are Agriculture Science, Business and Marketing Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Health Science and Skilled & Technical Sciences.

Currently, the CTE Department is comprised of over fifty teachers, a Director of Career and Technical Education, a CTE Education Specialist and support staff. We are very fortunate to have a very talented and caring group of professionals who are focused on helping students make a successful transition from high school to the world of work, or continue their education via the military, technical school, apprenticeship or college.

We are very proud of our students’ successes in CTE and welcome the public to come tour our schools! In addition, all of our programs have a business-industry advisory committee that is comprised of community members who advise on best practices to prepare our students for life after high school. If you would like to arrange a tour or would like to learn more about how you can become involved in CTE, or if you have any questions about our programs, please call or e-mail me! I look forward to talking with you!
Will Sarett
Director of Career and Technical Education

What is CTE? (PDF) Course Equivalencies (PDF)


Will Sarett

Director of Career and Technical Education

Lisa Bossert

Lisa Bossert

Financial Secretary

Ilda Parra

CTE Program Secretary


Eric Franz

CTE Technical Specialist 


Matthew Feltrup

CTE Multimedia Specialist 


Nondiscrimination Statement

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, and CTSO’s.” The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA - Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039,;

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA/Section 504 - Nancy McHenry, Director of Health & Student Services, (509) 573-7004,

Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA or Section 504 Coordinators 24-hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.

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