Career & Technical Education

TSBVI has created a sequential approach to career education. Through business partnerships, district collaboration, and the support of students and families, we create meaningful opportunities for students to pursue sustainable employment.

TSBVI has created a sequential approach to career education.  Through business partnerships, district collaboration, and the support of students and families, we create meaningful opportunities for students to pursue sustainable employment.  We have several Career Education Courses that prepare students for transition to adult life.

General Employability

A TEA Innovative Course that prepares students for the world of work.  This course is approved for statewide CTE credit and introduces students to work readiness skills in a classroom environment as well as provides hands-on experiences for students to practice their skills in on-campus work sites.

Methodologies of Academic and Personal Success

This TEA Innovative course, eligible for elective credit, helps students explore college and career readiness and start to craft a plan for their transition to adult life.  This course emphasizes organizational and time management strategies, as well as provides opportunities for students to participate in job shadowing opportunities and explore post-secondary training options.

Work Exploration

Students participate in a work based practicum, on-campus, that is tailored to students individual interests for local credit.

Student to Industry

A TEA Innovative Course that continues to prepare students for work by connecting them with industry mentors.

Work Training

In this course students are paired with community based vocational sites that match their interests and aptitudes.  Students learn to apply the skills learned in on-campus courses.

Child Development

This TEA Career and Technical Education course teaches students about child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children and trains students to have child development skills needed as well as helps them to investigate careers related to the care and education of children.

Interpersonal Studies

This TEA Career and Technical Education course examines how the relationships between individuals and family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students work on skills to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers related to counseling and mental health services.

Principles of Human Services

Students learn how to investigate careers in the Human Services Career Cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care, and consumer services in this TEA approved course.

Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness

In this course TEA Career and Technical Education course students use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences.

Assistive Technology

A TEA Innovative course that educates students about a variety of technology choices, such as screen reading software or voice recognition, to match the needs of individuals and educate students who are interested in broadening their scope of technology, mainstream applications, and specialized devices.

Fundamentals of Computer Science

Students learn about the computing tools that are used every day in this TEA Career and Technical Education Course. Students foster their creativity and innovation through opportunities to design, implement, and present solutions to real-world problems, as well as use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems.

Career Tech

In response to feedback from our Industry partners, TSBVI created a local elective course for students to learn how to use business applications, social media, and work in a digital environment. Students focus on utilizing virtual workplace skills and learn about digital citizenship.

Principles of Hospitality

This TEA Career and Technology Education course introduces students to an industry that encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusements, attractions, and food/beverage operations. Students learn knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards.

Farmer’s Market

This creative and collaborative endeavor allows students who have multiple disabilities to discover interests and aptitudes in a work based setting.  The TSBVI Farmer’s Market showcases student-made crafts, foods, and art monthly.  Students learn money management, customer service skills, and personal management skills.

Links Program

Through a collaboration with the Texas Workforce Commission, students work in the community with the support of a job coach and are paid minimum wage. This allows students to learn personal financial responsibility, how to utilize public transportation, and important career readiness skills.  Students then apply to a similar business in their home community with the goals of continuing their work experience there.

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