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Career Guidance

Counselors across Idaho who are involved in their school's Professional-Technical Education Program are associated with one or more of seven program areas. Click one of the following links to learn more about the program area.


Agriculture & Natural Resources

Business & Marketing Education

Engineering & Technology Education

Family & Consumer Sciences

Health Sciences

Individualized Occupational Training

Skilled & Technical Sciences

This section of the website is a resource to counselors and other career specialists at all education levels. Check this page regularly for hot news or updates, or to link to another PTE program area.

Registration for the 2015 Career Development Workshops is underway!

logo  http://idahocis.org/fallworkshops.aspx Idaho’s Career Development Workshop tour will start Sept. 23 in northern Idaho and conclude on Oct. 16 in Nampa.  Session choices include an overview of PTE SkillStack and Advanced Opportunities, Basic CIS and CIS Portfolio Use and Administration, and College Planning with Next Steps Idaho. Lunch for all workshop attendees will be provided, along with a lunchtime panel discussion of successful career development implementation in your part of Idaho. And don’t miss the hands-on Building Your Career Development Plan session – bring along teachers, administrators, anyone who can help your school or district infuse career development into all subject areas. 

Click here for more details and registration. Hurry – sessions will fill up quickly!  Career Development: Travel, Not Tour – Venture Deeper!

Career Development: Travel, Not Tour Flyer

Professional-Technical Advanced Opportunities, also known as Tech Prep, is
one of the four advanced opportunities recognized by the State Board of
Education, and links approved high school professional-technical programs to
certificate and degree programs at a technical college.

Idaho's Employability Skills for Career-Ready Practice are about ensuring that every PTE student is ready for the next step in their life, whether that be further training or stepping into the workplace. Review and give us your feedback at framework@pte.idaho.gov.