Student Achievement Council

Career & Technical Programs Can Help You Get The Job You Want

Do you enjoy hands-on learning? Are you hoping to join the workforce soon? You may want to consider a technical college or career program.

Career and technical education programs vary widely in subject, length, cost, and other aspects. But they have one thing in common: an emphasis on training for a specific career, such as medical assistant, computer specialist, automotive technician, hairstylist, and many more.

There are a lot of job training options. Before selecting a program, you’ll want to do your homework:

  • Learn more about fields you are interested in. Check out these online tools to connect your interests to potential careers and find related training programs:
  • Consider Washington’s outstanding public community and technical colleges. Students at community and technical colleges can train to enter into a job directly, take classes that will transfer to a four-year college, or pursue an applied bachelor's degree in a specific career field.
  • Research any schools or programs you are considering. For private career schools in particular, confirm the school’s licensure status and look into its reputation.

Whatever you choose to do, remember that Washington College Grant can help pay for education, job training, and approved apprenticeships. Explore your options and plan your future on the WSAC website.


Related Resources

WAVE Scholarship for CTE students

The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) recognizes graduating high school seniors and community & technical college students for outstanding performance in career and technical education (CTE) programs.