Career & Technical Education


New Braunfels ISD Career and Technology Education courses for secondary students offer challenging classes in multiple career pathways. Students are actively engaged in activities and projects using critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

New Braunfels ISD CTE Mission: 
Career and Technology Education prepares students to excel in the planning and development of future career opportunities. NBISD will develop quality instructional partnerships with business and industry to prepare students for post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce. 

Career Clusters

One of the keys to improving student achievement is providing students with relevant contexts for studying and learning. Career Clusters™ do exactly this by linking school-based learning with the knowledge and skills required for success in the workplace. The National Career Clusters™ Framework is comprised of 16 Career Clusters™ and related Career Pathways to help students of all ages explore different career options and better prepare for college and career.

New Braunfels ISD offers access to 13 of the Career Clusters.

Each Career Cluster™ represents a distinct grouping of occupations and industries based on the knowledge and skills they require. Career Clusters™ and related Career Pathways provide an important organizing tool for schools to develop more effective programs of study (POS) and curriculum.

Career Clusters™ offered at New Braunfels High School and NBHS Ninth Grade Center:
•Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, & Communications
Business Management & Administration
Education & Training
Health Science
Human Services
Information Technology (NBHS and Alamo Academies)
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
Manufacturing (Alamo Academies)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 
(NBHS and Alamo Academies)

Rachel Behnke
CTE Director

Jennifer Dick
CTE Administrative Assistant

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