Real, relevant, and rigorous career development
At HSD, we are providing career development opportunities for all learners:
Apprenticeships and Internships
Career Development Days
Individualized Career and Job Coaching
Ready to explore?
Contact Breanne Lynch, Career & Education Coordinator
Mrs. Breanne Lynch
Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. The technical, academic and employability skills that students gain in CTE programs, through CTE courses, work-based learning, career and technical student organizations and dual/concurrent enrollment, are essential for college and career success.
CTE students demonstrate the academic, technical and employability skills needed for postsecondary and workplace success:
80 percent of students taking a college prep academic curriculum with rigorous CTE meet college and career readiness goals, compared to only 63 percent of students taking the same academic core who did not experience rigorous CTE.
CTE students are significantly more likely to report developing problem-solving, project completion, research, work-related, communication, time management and critical- thinking skills during high school.
Students attending CTE high schools demonstrate higher rates of on-time graduation and credit accumulation and a greater likelihood of successfully finishing a college prep math sequence.
Postsecondary CTE concentrators earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields, particularly when employed in an industry related to their program of study.
Exploring Future Careers: Harrisburg High School Shines with Active and Successful CTSOs
CTSO stands for Career and Technical Student Organization. These are groups that help students learn and practice skills related to their future careers. They're like clubs that focus on specific jobs or industries. CTSOs give students chances to compete, lead, and do community projects. They connect what you learn in school with what you might do as a job later on. So, if you're interested in a certain career, a CTSO could be a great way to explore it while still in school. Harrisburg High School has some of the most active and high-performing CTSO's in the state! Learn more about each CTSO in their associated career cluster below.