About Career & Technical Education

  • carpentry teacher working with student

    Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) provides career and technical education (CTE). SSD operates North and South Tech High Schools, offering students experiential learning opportunities in over 25 different programs. The CTE mission is college and career readiness - a commitment to preparing students for the increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce and ensuring that students are fully prepared for college and careers. Our engaging programs, everything from Automotive Technology to Web & Computer Programming, are focused on developing real-world skills, providing hands-on experience, and connecting students to employers and mentors who will support them long after graduation.

    Through our shops and labs, shadowing, internships, complex projects, clinical rotations, and many other immersive experiences, Tech students gain in-depth perspectives on career paths and college majors. Students discover where they excel, what motivates them, and what they enjoy doing before they begin their post-secondary education or career. Students leave Tech with skills, knowledge, experience, college credits, and certifications in the careers they explore.

    North Tech High School is located in Florissant and serves students in the north, northwest, and portions of central St. Louis County.

    South Tech High School is located in Sunset Hills and serves students in the south, west, and portions of central St. Louis County.

    SSD also provides adult education opportunities through Applied Technology Services.