Career Readiness for students

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For Counselors

Contact program supervisors for questions related to CTE Toolkits not listed. 

20182019 Counselor Toolkit under Construction
Contact Program Supervisor for pathway questions.  Click here for supervisor contact list. 

2017-2018 CTE Counselor Toolkit 


career readiness

MCPS groups careers into 11 different clusters. These career clusters will help direct you toward focused program of study with high school plans to help you choose courses that align with your future goals.

In addition, students can incorporate JROTC and internships into a four-year program. Most of the high school plans include opportunities to earn college credit and industry certification. Information related to industry certifications is found below. For more information on college courses and ways to earn college credit while still in high school, speak with your high school counselor or visit the Career and Postsecondary Partnerships website.

 See the Career Readiness Action Plan

View the 2018-2019 Current Program Locations:
Go to the map of schools to see which programs are offered at each school or download the chart pdf .
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 View New Career Programs and Enrollment Options for 2018-2019

 Read and watch: MCPS Grads in Careers: Profiles of Success

 Early College Associate Degree Dual Enrollment Program 

Select a career from the list below to find a high school program, which schools offer it, and additional program information.

Career Technology Education (CTE) Career Clusters

child development

Education, Training, and Child Studies


Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Other Programs




Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)


Thomas Edison High School


Career Technology Education Resources

Teacher Resources

College Preparation Fair was held at Montgomery College, Germantown Campus on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - For more information, see flyer

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