Career and Technical Education
The goal of our Career and Technical Education program is to teach students the skills demanded in the labor market that provide clear pathways leading to industry certifications, post-secondary certificates and degrees. The addition of our CTE program has been successful in motivating reluctant students to attend school more frequently and be more engaged in their core academic classes. Many of our CTE students also participate in our Education for Employment program and obtain training sites in the community related to their CTE training. This training and experience often leads to competitive employment in the community. All students are required to pass OSHA training.
Education for Employment (EFE)
Our Education for Employment (EFE) program allows students to learn about the world of work in the classroom setting and gain real-life work experience in a variety of businesses in the Fredericksburg area. Students work directly with an Oberle transition support staff to determine their interests and abilities, explore career paths, job shadow and eventually find a training site in the community where they work during the school day. Students receive a training stipend for this program of up to $80 per week. Research has found that work-based learning helps students apply and extend classroom learning, gain motivation and understanding, explore careers and develop critical understanding of the work environment.