Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an educational system that will afford everyone the opportunity to receive relevant education, work readiness skills, and valued credentials that will prepare students for successful careers in a global economy.


The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is founded on the belief that a productive life includes meaningful work. Career and technical education is a vital part of the total education process of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. It is essential to every student’s general education to provide opportunities for them to develop creatively, intellectually, and in manipulative areas. Career and technical education instruction provides for development of skills, technical knowledge, insights, attitudes, safety judgement, and related information essential to success in a student’s chosen field of endeavor. 



Our programs have been defined as “A series of applied learning methodologies designed to prepare our youth for productive citizenship and lifelong learning,” with a primary purpose of developing a skilled workforce. All students have an opportunity to participate in Career & Technical Programs of Study including, but not limited to, areas of Health Care, Construction Crafts & Trades, Automotive Technology, IT Computer Technology, IT Computer Technology, Culinary Programs, Criminal Justice and Agriculture. Admission requirements for each course can be found in the student course guide/schedule packet of the individual campus where the course is being offered. Please contact the Guidance Counselor at the specific school site for additional information, program requirements and/or any questions you may have.

EBR CTE Courses that are aligned with post secondary institutions can be found in the Start Agreement.


Annual Public Notice of Discrimination

2016 – 2017

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Andrew Davis, Director of Risk Management (ADavis6@ebr-old.clw0c62z-liquidwebsites.com) – phone (225) 929-8705. The Section 504 Coordinator is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman, Director of Exceptional Student Services (ETaylor@ebr-old.clw0c62z-liquidwebsites.com) – phone (225) 929-8600. The Title II Coordinator is Dr. Sandra Horton, Administrative Director of Federal Programs (SBHorton@ebr-old.clw0c62z-liquidwebsites.com) – phone (225) 922-5538.



We would like to hear your views about the Career and Technical Education Program offered at the schools. Click here to be directed to the survey.

Ronnie Pocorello
Director of Career and Technical Education
New EBR Logo

OCATE Office

Instructional Resource Center (IRC)

1022 South Foster Drive

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

PH 225-922-5444
FAX 225-922-5696

Map to Office Click here