Career and Technical Education



Jerry Peacock, Regional Coordinator

Jodi Westerberg, Administrative Assistant

CTE is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement, and global competitiveness. CTE is developing our most valuable resource - our people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experience, they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers -- and keep America working -- in every sense of the word. CTE is organized by a national framework called Career Clusters ™, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and empowers them to choose the education pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career. CTE is leading change, transforming expectations and making the difference for students, for high schools and colleges, for business and industry, for Oregon and for America. Learn more about the national CTE initiative at

Working with state approved programs Malheur ESD administers the "Perkins" grant in  Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Union, and Wallowa counties. This involves but is not limited to:

For details visit the Oregon Department of Education at

This video highlighting the Baker Technical Institute (BTI) debuted on April 5, 2016

The Baker School District opened the institute in August 2014. It includes career pathways in construction, industrial and engineering systems, health services and agriculture. In addition to its offerings in career and technical education (CTE), the institute emphasizes science and math skills.

The institute was founded on the dual premise of preparing students for the workforce and creating economic development in a small community.

This BTI video is showcasing cutting-edge programs – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), CTE, the arts and more. The video encourages schools and the public to “dream bigger” about what is possible in Oregon’s schools.