Career & Technical Education

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an internet-based resource which allows students to explore career choices, learn detailed information about post-secondary schools, and research specific schools that have characteristics that appeal to individual students. Students can access Career Cruising using 'bw-' followed by their skyward login and password. Check out the Career Cruising site to begin!

Students: User Name: bw-(insert your Skyward login) Example: bw-smithq Password: your Skyward password

Parents: To register for your Parent Portal account, contact your child's guidance counselor to receive your activation code. Then to go


Steel Center

Once in high school, students who attend Steel Center can gain a labor market advantage through active learning that meets the expectations of 21st century employers and colleges. Each program will guide students through rigorous career oriented practical activities reinforced through core academic instruction. Students’ employability will be further promoted by their opportunity to gain Industry Standard Certifications required by local employers. Students also have the opportunity to join a Career and Technical Student Organization where they will learn leadership and citizenship principles. For more information about the opportunities offered at Steel Center, please visit

What is Career and Technical Education?

  • Encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 8.4 million individuals seeking postsecondary certificates and associate degrees in CTE fields
  • Includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more
  • Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
  • Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
  • Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees
  • Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
  • Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills