For Parents, Teachers, and Students
Santa Barbara Unified School District Resources
- List of UC approved Technology Courses offered through the Santa Barbara Unified School District
- Technology courses available at Goleta Valley Junior High School
- Residential and Commercial Construction Course Pathway offered at DPHS, SBHS, and SMHS
- SBUSD Course Pathways
- Building Futures Together: SBCA in Support for TRADART
Career Technical Education
The California Department of Education defines Career Technical Education (CTE) as “A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.” Explore more here.
Standards & Framework
“The Career Technical Education standards and framework bolster California’s standards-based education system by incorporating cutting-edge knowledge about career options, technology, and skills required for success in adult life. This initiative is critical if California is to meet the challenges inherent in its diverse, rapidly changing education, economic, policy, and workforce environment.” California Department of Education
Meet the New Wave of Female Builders
September 16, 2019
How women in construction are responding to sexism and isolation by creating a community — and a future — for themselves.
Why the High-Achievers Have Moved to ‘Shop’Class
May 1, 2019
A new breed of students has flooded into career-technical education, and they’re transforming a slice of the K-12 world that’s long suffered from stigma and disrespect.
Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women
March 12, 2018
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is not your typical carpenter. Formally trained in computer science, she left the academic world to pursue a career in the trades. After realizing the lack of women in woodworking, she founded the Hammerstone School of Carpentry for Women.
Goleta Valley Junior High Technology Students Strike Gold
March 14, 2017
Saturday, March 4 was an exciting day of STEM activities for Mr. Moore’s MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Team who attended the 18th annual event.
Bill Cirone: Poll Finds Support for Skills-based Courses
January 25, 2017
The annual Phi Delta Kappan poll of the public’s attitudes toward public schools is always filled with interesting and important information, made more compelling by the fact that PDK has been doing this for 48 years. This year’s poll shows strong support for skills-based education and parent communication.