Mission and Vision Statement

CTE is at the forefront of preparing students to be
"College and Career Ready"
"The mission of the Mercedes Independent School District Career and Technical Education Department is to prepare students for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities by offering CTE courses in middle school and high school levels."
"It is our vision that Career and Technical Education is about preparing students for success in their career pathway of choice, as the work industry continuously change, our goal is to help all students to become college and career ready."
CTE equips students with:
Core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities. Also students gain employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area, as well as job-specific, technical skills related to a specific career pathway.


In Mercedes ISD, CTE students choose from a range of 12 different career clusters based in their interests.
Career Clusters:
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 
Business, Management & Administration/ Finance / Marketing
Education & Training
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics