Career and Technical Education (CTE)

What is Career education?

Career and technical education (CTE) programs help you learn the practical skills that will prepare you for a job. High school students can take CTE classes in everything from manufacturing to coding. PrepareRI is working to ensure that if you complete a CTE program, you will earn a credential that will help you get a job with an employer in Rhode Island.


How do I take career education classes?

  • You can enroll in any CTE program in the state for free. Check out the list of CTE programs to find one that interests you.
  • Many high schools offer CTE classes. If you attend one of those schools, you can sign up for CTE classes just like any other class. 
  • There are also CTE centers in every region of the state. These are schools that specialize in career education. If you would like to enroll in one of those schools, go to their website below.

High Schools offering CTE:

  • Barrington High School
  • Burrillville High School
  • Central Falls High School
  • Central High School (Providence)
  • Cooley High School (Providence)
  • Hope Academy (Providence)
  • Hope High School (Providence)
  • Lincoln High School
  • Metropolitan Career & Technical High School (Providence)
  • Mount Pleasant High School (Providence)
  • Mt. Hope High School (Bristol-Warren)
  • Narragansett High School
  • North Kingstown High School
  • Pilgrim High School (Warwick)
  • Ponaganset High School
  • RI Nurses Institute Middle College (Providence)
  • Scituate High School
  • Shea High School (Pawtucket)
  • Smithfield High School
  • Tiverton High School
  • Tolman High School (Pawtucket)
  • Walsh School for the Performing Arts (Pawtucket)

Updated November 2017

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