Career and Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education department prepares students for both post-secondary education and the world of work. We provide educational opportunities covering industry- specific skill training and credentialing, general employability skills, academic and career skill integration, and personal enrichment to students from high schools across the region. Our students are prepared for current and future educational and workplace opportunities through hands-on learning, authentic workplace experiences, and classroom instruction.


Courses are offered in the following career clusters:

  • Architecture/Construction
  • Business and Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL)


These courses provide important benefits to students including career awareness and exploration, applied learning of academic skills, and an array of other outcomes, such as positive habits of mind, strong thinking skills, and the opportunity to learn about oneself and others. Some of these courses also provide in-depth knowledge and experience in a specific career field. Many courses may be taken without prerequisites.

Programs of Study


CTE News

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    January 28, 2024

    CTE Students of the Quarter

    The Career and Technical Education Students of the Quarter for the second quarter have been named.

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    October 27, 2023

    CTE Students of the Quarter

    Congratulations to the Career and Technical Education Students of the Quarter.

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    September 07, 2023

    Aides to Senator Sanders Visit CTE Department

    Staff members with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ office visited campus on August 30 to speak with students and faculty in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.

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    July 07, 2023

    Mazza Earns Bronze at National SkillsUSA Event

    St. Johnsbury Academy rising junior Isabella Mazza, of Barnet, earned a bronze medal in Restaurant Service at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta last month.

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    March 22, 2022

    Brantview Spruce Trees Given New Life

    In January 2018, contractors removed eleven over-mature spruce trees from Brantview Lawn, where they had grown for over one hundred years. Safety concerns that the trees would grow weaker and slowly collapse under their weight necessitated their removal and replacement with disease-resistant elm...

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    May 04, 2021

    SkillsUSA Students Honored

    Eve Codling (l) and Audrey Royer were honored in Chapel this week for their achievements at the state SkillsUSA competition held virtually last month. Codling, a senior, won the top prize in the Commercial Baking division and will compete for the national title in June.

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    November 16, 2020

    SJA Senior Receives Golden Wrench Award

    SJA senior Gavin Dufour has received the Golden Wrench Award for Spring 2020 from The Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts.

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    October 21, 2019

    CTE Students of the Quarter Named

    St. Johnsbury Academy is pleased to announce the Students of the Quarter for our Career and Technical Education program for the first quarter.

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    July 24, 2019

    Champions at Work: I’m Ready!

    After months of preparation and winning gold at the state level, six SJA students traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the SkillsUSA Conference.

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    July 10, 2019

    SJA Student Wins Silver at National SkillsUSA Competition

    Emma Smith '19 of St. Johnsbury won a Silver Medal in Commercial Baking at the 2019 SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY.

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    May 13, 2019

    CTE Students Earn Medals at Vermont SkillsUSA Competition

    Fifteen St. Johnsbury Academy students won five gold, five silver medals, and one bronze medal at the Vermont SkillsUSA Competition.

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    September 10, 2018

    SJA Maple Tree to Be Used Across Curriculum

    The removal of a large maple tree that has reached the end of its lifespan has become an opportunity for students at St. Johnsbury Academy.

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    July 06, 2018

    Junior Wins National SkillsUSA Gold

    Max Frechette '20 won a Gold Medal in Commercial Baking at the 2018 SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.

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    April 16, 2018

    FBLA Team Competes at State Conference

    The St. Johnsbury Academy chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America competed recently at the FBLA Spring Leadership Conference.

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    April 16, 2018

    Twelve Students Earn Medals at State SkillsUSA Competition

    Twelve SJA students won five Gold Medals, four Silver Medals, and three Bronze Medals at the Vermont SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Competition.

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    April 09, 2018

    Bridge Building Team Breaks State Record

    A team of students from SJA's Civil Engineering and Architecture class built a bridge that held 1,647 pounds of pressure to set a new record.

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    March 22, 2018

    Career and Technical Education Students Featured on Rumble Strip Vermont

    The Academy's Career and Technical Education program was recently featured on Erica Heilman's podcast, Rumble Strip Vermont. 

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