Real-life Experience.

Real-world Jobs.

Find your calling with VUSD Career Education.

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Ready to Define YOUR Path?

Ventura Unified School District's wide variety of Career Education Programs help to spark students’ innate interests in real-world opportunities whether they're headed for college or career. Career Education helps students build a wealth of first-hand experiences that guide them toward finding their calling and foster their natural ability to use and improve on their individual creative and problem-solving skillsets.

Career Education helps align students and learning with industries and segments of the job market poised for growth. These pathways are designed to help open doors for our future workforce and leaders, propelling careers designed around individual curiosity and interest.

Curriculum from Industry Experts.

Education isn’t one-size-fits-all, with VUSD Career Education students select a pathway that interests them. They receive hands-on experience through the College & Career Seminar, classwork, internships, and mentors. Students develop individual plans to prepare themselves for college and/or the workforce.

VUSD offers over 20 pathways in a number of industry sectors from hospitality and manufacturing to agriculture and the arts, there really is something for everyone. Career Education gives students the opportunity to connect with local business and industry leaders.

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Career Pathways

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Ventura High School

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Agricultural Business

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Environmental Resources

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Food Service and Hospitality


Information Technology

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Patient Care

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Residential and Commercial Construction



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Welding and Materials Joining

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Buena High School

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Building and Construction

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Commercial Photography

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Criminal Justice & the Law

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Environmental Resources

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First Responders: Public Safety & Emergency Response

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Food Service and Hospitality

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Foothill Technology High School

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Bioscience Academy

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Commercial Art Academy


DTECH Academy

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Pacific High School


Commercial Design & Video


Plant & Soil Science

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El Camino High School

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Partner with VUSD

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There are many ways your organization or business can invest in the success of the next generation of workforce! Consider taking on an advisory role, or offering intern programs, technology donations, or your financial support.

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