Career and Technical Education (CTE) Resource
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 "non-traditional" programs of study that lead to high-demand, high-wage careers.
What assistance does the Gender Equity Center CTE Mentor provide?
- Continued coaching and advising for students in non-traditional programs of study (where less than 25% of the students 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 will need to support your family
- Help finding someone in non-traditional careers for mentoring and "informational interviews"
- Tours of non-traditional work sites in the community and training facilities at Lane
- Assistance in getting the skills needed to be successful in the classroom and on the non-traditional worksite. For example, tutoring or extra practice time on a specific skill. See: Workshops . If you are unable to attend one of the workshops contact the CTE Mentor and make an appointment for a one-on-one personal workshop.
- Hands-on experience in some areas. For example, try out a jackhammer, a sheet metal bender, or a web design program.
- Connections to local employers and associations that support women in non-traditional and STEM careers.
How can I meet with the free CTE Mentor?
Call for an appointment: (541) 463-5353
Stop by! The CTE Mentor's office is located in the Gender Equity Center. The Gender Equity Center is located on the LCC Main Campus, Building 1 (the Student Services building) in room 202 (upstairs).
Please arrange for childcare during your appointments.
Who is eligible for CTE resources?
The CTE Mentor can assist any current, former or potential LCC student who wants to find out more about non-traditional and/or high-demand, high-wage careers, or who is taking classes toward a non-traditional and/or high-demand, high-wage career. This includes information about union and non-union apprentice training programs.