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Our Vision

  • The vision of the Dallas ISD Career Institutes is to provide high school students a choice to pursue a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway, work with industry partners, train on state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment, obtain four or more certifications, and obtain dual credit when appropriate, prior to graduation.  A Career Institute will prepare students for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations.

    Dallas ISD is planning to strategically place four Career Institutes throughout various quadrants of the city.  Each Career Institute will serve as a hub for the high schools within the quadrant.  The first two Career Institutes in the Northern and Southern sectors of the city will open in the fall of 2020. The Career Institute in the northern sector will support the following high schools:  Conrad High School; Hillcrest High School; North Dallas High School; Thomas Jefferson High School; and W.T. White High School.  The Career Institute in the southern sector will support the following high schools:  Adamson High School, Carter High School, Kimball High School, Molina High School, Roosevelt High School, South Oak Cliff High School, Sunset High School, and Pinkston High School.

    These state-of-the-art facilities will feature real-world learning spaces and industry-standard equipment for 9th - 12th-grade students pursuing interests in Career Technical Education (CTE). The initial pathways will focus on the construction industry:  General Construction; Electrical & Solar Technology; Water Conservation & Plumbing; and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technology. Additional pathways will be added in the next several years.

    Incoming 9th and 10th-grade students are currently being recruited for the construction pathways and the foundational course, Principles of Construction, that will begin on high school campuses this fall.  

Calling all 8th graders

  • Now recruiting: eighth-graders who want to prepare for high-demand, high-wage trades

    Want to enter a high-demand, high-wage job right out of high school? Incoming ninth-graders and their families are invited to learn more about Dallas ISD’s new Career Institutes that will offer courses leading to certificates in construction, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC!

    Dallas ISD is expanding career options for highly motivated students who want to enter the construction trades and earn a living wage right out of high school.

    The institutes will launch in August to offer courses leading to certificates in construction, plumbing, electrical, and heating and air conditioning at locations in North Dallas and Oak Cliff.


  • Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs