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Welcome to PACTEC

We used to call it “Vocational Education” and before that just “Shop Class.” Today our world has changed and the focus is Career & Technical Education (CTE). The members of PACTEC are actively working to provide the promise that America will have the next generation of skilled workers, innovators in technology, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Learn more about PACTEC.

With the passage and renewal of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical education Act of 2006 on a federal level and Measure 98 on a state level, there is a renewed focus on an area of education which seemed to have been forgotten in the educational discussion.

Another aspect to the PACTEC office is the Dual Credit program, offering high school students the opportunity of earning college credit while still in high school. Dual Credit courses are offered in both the Career and Technical Education subjects and University Transfer subjects.

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You can contact any member of the PACTEC team through mail, email, or by phone.

As a student you might be wondering if a 4 year degree program is your only college option? Not necessarily! St. Helens Auto Shop

According to the US Department of Labor Statistics there are 29 million jobs that pay middle class wages and do not require a 4 year degree. These jobs require some college or community college education or training, but not a Bachelor’s degree.

You have choices – learn more about your options.