The Williamson County Career & Technical Education System (WCCTE) administers the federal Carl D. Perkins grant and the Illinois Career & Technical Education Improvement grant to support the 5 Williamson County school districts in providing quality CTE programs. Activities funded by these grants include developing and providing programs of study, career guidance and academic counseling, work-related experiences and professional development for teachers.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.  In CTE programs students learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life.  CTE students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in programs and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships.  Many programs offer the opportunity to earn recognized certifications which can be used to get a job that will help pay for college or start a career straight out of high school. 

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