Career Services

CTEC is a one-of-a-kind premier educational institution located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. CTEC students work side-by-side with industry professionals and core academic teachers to acquire a competitive advantage after high school. Rigorous academic standards are partnered with relevant industry skills to deliver a curriculum that is seamlessly integrated with statewide standards and clearly aligned with high-wage, high-demand career pathways. Students who graduate from CTEC are equipped to pursue their dreams.

Exploring Careers:

CTEC has a Career Services center with a full-time counselor available to meet with students. The center is used to connect students with the next step in pursuing their career goals. CTEC Career Services has the tools and resources necessary to guide and help our students with applications, resumes, interviews, cover letters, etc.

Identifying Career Pathways:

Our desire at CTEC is to focus on graduation, as well as the success of each student for years after they graduate from high school. From the day students arrive at CTEC, they start exploring their career future. They explore the Career Tree for their program and put a leaf on the tree as they envision their future. They work closely with the Career Services Center to identify support needed to achieve their career goals.

Skills USA
CTEC Career Technical Education Center through Salem-Keizer Public Schools prepares students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers, while developing the professional skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience to assure their success upon graduation.

Certain CTEC programs compete in the SKILLS USA competitions state and nationwide. These competitions are an extension of the skills and knowledge our students learn at CTEC and are a wonderful way for our students to show off their talent by competing in various events. 

*Not all programs will offer SKILLS USA teams every year*

For more specific information with regards to the SKILLS USA please call CTEC.

The following programs compete at the SKILLS USA competitions:

  • Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering
  • Residential Construction (Carpentry)
  • Cosmetology
  • Auto-body Repair and Painting
  • Drone Technology and Robotics
  • Business Development and Leadership
  • Law Enforcement

CTEC follows an A/B day schedule in sync with the District high schools.

A Day Schedule: At CTEC Monday mornings and ALL DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On Mondays, A Day students will attend CTEC from 8:00-10:20, referred to as Period 0, and then be bussed back to their resident school for the second half of their school day. A Day students also attend all day, from 8:00-1:50, on Tuesdays and Thursdays for periods 1-5.

B Day Schedule: At CTEC Monday afternoons and ALL DAY Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Mondays, B Day students will be bussed to CTEC from their resident schools and attend CTEC classes from 11:30-1:50, referred to as Period 11, and then be bussed back to their resident school in time to catch their bus home. B Day students also attend all day, from 8:00-1:50, on Wednesdays and Fridays for periods 6-10.

Monday A & B
8:00 - 10:20Period 0 (A Day)
10:20 - 11:30Lunch/Bussing
11:30 - 1:50Period 11 (B Day)
Tuesday through Friday (A or B Day)
8:00 – 9:00Period 1 (A) / 6 (B)
9:05 – 10:05Period 2 (A) / 7 (B)
10:10 – 11:10Period 3 (A) / 8 (B)
11:10 - 11:40Lunch
11:45 - 12:45Period 4 (A) / 9 (B)
12:50 - 1:50Period 5 (A) / 10 (B)

Please Note: The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 5th. To accommodate the short week, Wednesday’s schedule will be treated like a Monday, with A Day students attending in the morning and B students attending in the afternoon. Thursday, September 6th, will be A Day all day and Friday, September 7th, will be B Day all day, per usual.


Bus transportation is provided from your home high school to CTEC, or parking passes are available for students who drive. Busses leave the home high schools at 7:30 a.m. with arrival at CTEC by 8:00 a.m. Buses depart at 2:00 p.m. with arrival at the home high school by 2:30 p.m.—in time for sports, music and other extracurricular activities.

Tuesday through Friday Morning Schedule (from resident school to CTEC)

Period 5 (A) / 10 (B)DepartArriveSchool
McKay7:30 AM from McKay front door7:40 AMCTEC
McNary7:35 AM from big bus loading/unloading area7:47 AMCTEC
North7:35 AM from regular big bus loading area on D St7:41 AMCTEC
South7:30 AM from big bus loading/unloading area7:43 AMCTEC
Sprague7:20 AM from big bus loading/unloading area7:48 AMCTEC
West7:25 AM from big bus loading/unloading area7:45 AMCTEC

Tuesday through Friday Afternoon Schedule (from CTEC to resident school)

CTEC1:54 PM2:05 PM at McKay front doorMcKay
CTEC1:56 PM2:08 PM at big bus loading/unloading area McNary
CTEC1:56 PM2:02 PM at unloading area on 14th St (near front door)North
CTEC2:01 PM2:15 PM at big bus loading/unloading areaSouth
CTEC1:54 PM2:20 PM at big bus loading/unloading areaSprague
CTEC1:55 PM2:12 PM at big bus loading/unloading areaWest

Monday A Day Student Schedule (mornings)

Midday departures from CTEC to resident schools
McKayDepart at 10:46; Arrive at McKay 10:57
McNaryDepart at 10:25; Arrive at McNary 10:37
NorthDepart at 10:30; Arrive at North 10:37
SouthDepart at 10:32; Arrive at South 10:46
SpragueDepart at 10:37; Arrive at Sprague 11:03
WestDepart at 10:25; Arrive at West 10:42

*Morning arrival to CTEC from resident school is the same as Tuesday – Friday (see scheduled times above).

Monday B Day Student Schedule (afternoons)

Midday departures from resident schools to CTEC
McKayDepart at 10:49; Arrive at CTEC at 11:00
McNaryDepart at 10:49; Arrive at CTEC at 11:17
NorthDepart at 10:47; Arrive at CTEC at 10:53
SouthDepart at 10:48; Arrive at CTEC at 11:01
SpragueDepart at 10:48; Arrive at CTEC at 11:15
WestDepart at 10:47; Arrive at CTEC at 11:03

*Departure from CTEC to resident school at the end of the day is the same as Tuesday – Friday (see scheduled times above).


CTEC follows the school-year calendar of Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Specific CTEC events can be found under “Events” on the NEWS page.

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Summer Camps

CTEC offers summer camps to our elementary and middle school students. Please stay tuned for more information as we approach summer. If you have questions, please feel free to contact CTEC.


Here at CTEC, we want to recognize our alumni for their great success after completion of school! CTEC is proud to have so many great alumni that are doing incredible things in their careers and community. We are dedicated to continuing our established relationships with our current and future alumni and look forward to connecting further through the events and resources we have available. 

Please contact Ashley Sims – CTEC Alumni Coordinator at

Student Employment

Student Employment

Current students and CTEC alumni who are looking for employment can benefit from CTEC’s network of connections. Please e-mail our counselor, Ms. Norma Sanchez, and provide her with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • CTEC Program
  • Strongest Technical Skills
  • Hours and Wages Needed

Click here to e-mail Ms. Sanchez: