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Mission & Philosophy

About Us

Within the next 10 years over 80% of jobs will require skills in technology.* As jobs evolve and the demand for skilled labor increases, we want to provide an opportunity for students to not only be successful but to pursue their areas of interest. The CTC offers 15 programs, ranging from marketing to culinary arts to engineering, and numerous labs for students to apply what they’re learning in the classroom. Students further explore their career areas with field trips, college visits and internships.

We’re proud to offer this unique chance for students to come together from the school districts of Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Independence and Oak Grove and delve into career and technical education. Explore our website, stop by our Fall Expo for a visit and please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to working with you and your student on their pathway to success!

The CTC Serves Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Oak Grove, and Grain Valley

News & Events

CTC Robotics Team

It was an incredible moment for competitive robotics Team 5801 CTC Inspire. They had just finished the Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament in Lee’s Summit as captain of the finalist alliance and, while their last match resulted in a loss, their performance secured them a spot at FIRST Championships in Houston, a world competition that hosts 600 teams from around the globe. Over 3,000 FRC teams exist worldwide. Less than 20% compete at Worlds. Team 5801 also received the Ford Autonomous Award for technical skills.

Read More about Community Rallies to Support Robotics Competition
Nora McDaniel Breaking Traditions Award Winner

Nora McDaniels, class of 2023, wears many hats in the CSI/Law Enforcement program. She serves as the sergeant for her class, led a team of three to the State SkillsUSA Crime Scene Investigation contest and earned a spot in a competitive paid internship with the Blue Springs Police Department. She’ll be tackling a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Special Education at the University of Central Missouri in the fall. Her numerous achievements, strong academics and good citizenship led to her being selected as the Missouri Breaking Traditions State Award Secondary Female Winner.

Read More about Senior Receives State Honors
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By The Numbers


CTC Programs

 offered at four locations.


Students Enrolled

From 9th grade to 12th grade.


Graduate Placement

students in a career, college, or other training within 6 months of graduation.


CTE Graduation Rate

90% of CTE students graduate high school on-time compared to the 73% national average.


CTE Satisfaction

Percentage of CTE graduates who report a positive experience with their program.

6 in 10

Related Field Placement

6 in 10 CTE students are planning to pursue a career or degree related to what they studied in school.