Kaufman ISD is continuing to see its career and technical education program expand.

Gavin Eastep, assistant principal at Kaufman High School who oversees the CTE program, said last year students were enrolled in 1,400 CTE classes, and this year that number is up to 1,680 (some students take multiple sections).

Eastep said the district is working with the junior high to add a citizenship class that will incorporate the pathways that high school students follow, to help them begin planning their schedules and identifying interests earlier.

There has been an increase in the number of certifications sought by students, Eastep said.

The district is also working with Trinity Valley Community College to offer dual credit courses, with seven now offered.

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