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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs

Windham School District’s (Windham) CTE programs equip students with the necessary skills, training and experience to succeed in the workforce upon returning to their communities.

Increased Employment Opportunities

Utilizing hands-on training, classroom instruction and industry-based certifications, Windham aims to decrease recidivism rates by supplying students with increased experience and employment opportunities. Students that complete Windham CTE programs are 23.1% less likely to return to incarceration and 10% more likely to retain employment, as stated in the 2023 Biennial Evaluation Report.

Integrated Education and Training

A combination of academics, technical training and workforce preparation is imperative for students to navigate today’s workforce.

Windham follows the Integrated Education and Training model by matching students to their career of interest and enrolling them in academic and technical training simultaneously.

Through incorporation of essential industry components into classroom instruction, Windham is producing increased student success.

The Latest Industry Standards

Through partnerships and collaborations with industry leaders and field specialists, the district reviews and updates curriculum to ensure the content being taught is relevant to the present-day workforce and appropriate industry standards. Windham offers approximately 45 CTE courses across 11 career clusters.  View the CTE programs offered across the state by clicking the link below. CTE Programs by Campus (PDF)


In coordination with the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Windham prepares students for skilled trade industries with relevant on-the-job learning, technical instruction, and theoretical and practical curriculum based on the occupation. The program adheres to strict DOL regulations and standards, with students required to meet the set number of hours of training and skill-related experience for program completion. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship through the DOL. WSD Apprenticeship Programs (PDF)

On-the-Job Training

Windham also offers On-the-Job Training (OJT). The OJT program allows students to work in approved Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) jobs for a minimum of six months under the supervision of a skilled Texas Department of Criminal Justice employee.

During their time in the OJT program, students learn important job expectations, industry culture and trade skills they can apply to their desired career fields. Once all requirements have been completed, students earn their OJT certificate, enhancing their employability upon returning to their communities.