The C3TEC Story!
In 2014, the Cass County Career and Technical Education Center (CCCTEC) was established as a collaborative effort between Fargo, West Fargo, and Northern Cass Public School Districts. In 2016, the Center expanded its membership to include Central Cass Public Schools. As members of the CCCTEC, district leaders are committed to working collaboratively to strengthen career and technical education options for all high schools in the region through the sharing of teachers, curriculum, facilities, and equipment.
The C3TEC Network
The CCCTEC functions under a 'Virtual Center' model where programs are housed in one or more of the member district’s high schools versus a single central location. The virtual center model contributes to cost efficiencies for schools while creating opportunities for more students to enroll in CTE courses. Students may travel to sites to attend classes; along with options for students to share curriculum over video conferencing technologies and/or online curriculum learning management systems. CCCTEC programs include: Agriculture Education, Automated Manufacturing, Aviation Technology, Diesel Technology, Health Science Careers, Information Technology, and Welding.
Career & Technical Education Matters!
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential component of the educational system, preparing learners for life, careers, and college. With an emphasis on real-world and real-life skills, occupational content and academics come to life through application. Students develop 21st Century skills as they communicate and collaborate on activities and utilize creativity and critical-thinking to design projects and solve problems. Teachers work directly with business and industry partners to bridge high school curriculums with relevant skills needed in today’s world of work. Middle school and high school learners are given the opportunity to explore career pathways with varying levels of education, including industry- recognized credentials, post-secondary certificates, and two- and four-year degrees, giving them a jumpstart on personal, academic, and career planning. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) prepare young people to become productive citizens and leaders in the community as they engage in leadership development.
Education and experiences to prepare learners for their future career!
Partnering to share career and technical education programs while seeking to expand opportunities for high school students, increasing career awareness and post-secondary preparation through rigorous coursework, business partnerships, college connections, and real-world experiences.
- Provide career and technical education programming to learners grades 9-12
- Expand and enhance CTE opportunities for member schools
- Prepare students for emerging careers with 21st Century skills
- Support workforce needs in the region and state
- Work-ready and college-ready preparation
- Leverage state CTE funding and grant opportunities
- Strengthen business partnerships
Foster and coordinate enhanced learning opportunities