Do you want to run your own business?
Do you like working with and managing money?
Do you want to learn how to run a business and make a profit?
If so, check out the CTE Pathways in the Business cluster!
Pathways in the Business prepare students to study business or finance in college, give them a jump on career planning and teach them the fundamentals of running a successful business. Some of the topics covered in the Business pathways are financial planning, banking, insurance, international finance, entrepreneurship and accounting.
Students in the Accounting pathway learn the fundamentals of maintaining business records, preparing financial statements and managing money. The accounting classes students take will enable them to understand the flow of business, analyze business transactions, recognize and use forms and reports, and properly record transactions.
Schools with Accounting
The Entrepreneurship pathway teaches students important career ready skills in the context of building a business plan. learn to establish, organize and manage a small business. Entrepreneurship classes help students to understand basic business and economic principles, management theories, marketing concepts, and the role of law in business. Class projects include creating business plans and developing mock businesses. At the end of the program, students have a chance to compete for seed capital through a series of business plan competitions, from their classroom, to Regionals, to NFTE’s national competition.
Schools with Entrepreneurship
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If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:
If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Students can gain resume building experience, and have the opportunity to earn scholarships by participating in the organization, and competing in local, state, and national level competitions.
BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school’s program.