Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides students the hands-on experience needed to be successful after high school. Students starting in middle school have the opportunity to explore a variety of careers from engineering and culinary arts to health science and law enforcement. Alongside the students' coursework, they are exposed to real-world experiences such as guest speakers, job shadowing, internships, and more.
There are 16 CTE programs of study in TISD that meet high school graduation endorsement requirements. Each of these programs of study has a career pathway that provides coherent, articulated sequences of rigorous CTE courses. End of program industry-recognized certificates and/or licenses are available for most programs of study.
For students at Taylor HS, our CTE offerings include the following categories. To learn more about the pathways within each here:
Taylor CTE Fast Facts
Through a partnership with Peterbilt Motors and Rush Trucking, our students can learn diesel mechanics
- In 2021, 100 percent of students in our advanced welding program earned industry certifications
- Taylor High School Culinary Arts Classes operate Top Flight, a fully-licensed restaurant that is open to serve our community
- Taylor ISD offers career pathways in welding, automotive technology, floral design, agriculture, business, culinary, health science, media and STEM
- Through a partnership with Apple, every high school student is provided an iPad to support student learning.
19 TAC Chapter 127 Career Development Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
Taylor ISD offers career and technical education programs in Health Science, Child Development, Transportation, Foods & Nutrition, Culinary, Agriculture/Mechanics, Cooperative Education, Business Information, Commercial Photography, Audio Visual and Criminal Justice. Admission to these programs is open to all students, but some courses may require a prerequisite course. It is the policy of Taylor ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of Taylor ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Taylor ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Tiffany Whitsel, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Renee Duckworth at 3101 N. Main, Ste 104, Taylor, TX 76574, 512-365-1391.