Career Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Mentor

What is Career and Technical Education?  

Lane offers more than 40 one-and two-year educational programs (degrees or certificates) that provide training to enter a specific line of work. Some examples are Nursing, Accounting, Graphic Design, Water Conservation Technology and Computer Game Development, and Early Childhood careers. We provide extra training and support for all students exploring programs of study that lead to high-demand, high-wage careers.

Here is the link to the LCC Career and Technical Programs webpage, or search by career.

What assistance does the Gender Equity Center CTE Mentor provide?

  • Continued mentoring for students in programs of study where less than 25% of people employed in that field are either male or female
  • Information on high-wage, high demand jobs and the training programs that would prepare you for those fields
  • Assistance in figuring out what salary you would need upon completion of the program to support your family
  • Help finding someone already employed in the high-wage, high-demand career of your choice for further mentoring and "informational interviews"
  • Tours of high-wage, high-demand work sites in the community and the training facilities at Lane
  • Assistance in acquiring the skills needed to be successful in the classroom and on the high-wage, high-demand worksite.  This may include workshops, tutoring or extra practice time on a specific skill. Contact the CTE Mentor and make an appointment for a one-on-one personal or small group workshop if scheduling conflicts keep you from attending the group workshops.
  • Hands-on experience in some areas. For example, try out a jackhammer, a sheet metal bender, or a web design program at various career events or workshops.
  • Connections to local employers and associations that support students in high-wage, high-demand, including, STEM careers. 

How can I meet with the free CTE Mentor?

Call for an appointment: (541) 463-5353 or...

Stop by! The CTE Mentor's office is located in the Gender Equity Center on the LCC Main Campus, Building 1, upstairs in room 202.

Please arrange for childcare during your appointments.

Student working on laptopWho is eligible for CTE resources?

The CTE Mentor can assist any current, former or potential LCC student who wants to find out more about high-demand, high-wage careers, or who is taking classes toward a high-demand, high-wage career. This includes information about union and non-union apprentice training programs.

Who else is on the CTE support team?

Find out more information about the Tech Team.