Career & Technical Education
Altagracia H. Valles-Villarreal
Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator
(830) 278-6655 ext. 6136
The mission of the Uvalde CISD Career and Technical Education is to provide students highly transferable academic and technical skills towards completion of programs of study with work-force licensure/certification opportunities and enrichening experiences essential for more successful college, career, and lifelong learning.
Uvalde CISD provides students opportunity to learn practical and real-world skills by enrolling in and completing a coherent sequencing of specialized courses relevant to specific careers. Students may enroll in any twelve of the sixteen nationally recognized career clusters, as well as pursue college credit through our district partnership with Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). Uvalde High school students who successfully complete technical programs of study though SWTJC participate not only in their regular high school graduation ceremony but also in SWTJC graduation ceremony.
Career and Technical Education begins with student interest surveys and career lessons introduced in elementary, then continues with career exploration courses and activities in middle school, and finally culminates with advanced course completion and industry certification in secondary.
The Uvalde CISD Career and Technical Education program is implemented through state funding, and supplemented by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins), an act reauthorized by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21 st Century Act (Perkins V). Perkins is dedicated to increasing learner access to high-quality CTE programs of study and focuses on system alignment and program improvement.