Five FREE Career and Technical Education summer camps will be offered for middle and high school students in July and August 2017.

How To Apply

To sign up for courses, click on the links below and sign up; or download and fill out and return the paper forms saved as PDF files and return via email or in person.




Submit an application online via the district website beginning on March 17, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., or bring your packet to Lori Chamberlain, CTEC, 3501 Portland Road, NE, Salem, OR 97301, phone 503-399-5511 or via email to

  • After review of the applications for completeness, the first students to successfully apply will be invited to participate in the camp. A waiting list will be established in the case of additional openings.
  • Public transportation passes for Cherriots will be provided upon request.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be provided. If there are any dietary concerns, restrictions, or requests please make sure to note them on the application.
  • Earn .5 Credit for students in 9th to 12th grades (next fall).

CTE – Roadmap to Success is an immersive and unique summer program that will engage students in one of five different content strands intentionally designed for their connection to existing and planned CTE programs in Salem-Keizer schools. The courses are also designed in response to the strength and projected growth in high-wage, high-demand jobs in our region.

The CTE summer programs also offer: activities, field trips, and industry connections that are not available and/or go beyond what is realistic and affordable during the traditional academic year.

See a brochure outlining all the courses.

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Health Services

The Health Services summer camp will focus on hands-on skills and experiences where students can learn about Healthcare Careers. Students will become First Aid/CPR certified, learn vital signs, and explore opportunities after high school.

  • High School: July 17 to July 28, 2017
  • Middle School: July 24 to July 28, 2017

Fire Science & EMT

Students will explore career fields of EMTs and Firefighters in a skills-based, hands-on, team-oriented approach.

  • High School: July 24 to Aug. 4, 2017
  • Middle School: July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017

Design and Create!

Students will design and create a sterling engine (HS) or simple stool (MS). High school students will work with the CTEC Manufacturing equipment and Middle School students will visit a master builder shop, learn about the lumber milling process and custom design furniture.

  • Middle School: July 17 to July 21, 2017
  • High School: July 10 to July 21, 2017

Automotive – “Know Your Car”

Students will be introduced to auto shop through class and lab activities, safe practices, use of hand and power tools, and fundamentals of basic car care.

  • High School: July 17 to July 28, 2017
  • Middle School: July 10 to July 14, 2017

Digital Filmmaking

Experience the process of creating short film and documentary from concept to red carpet premiere. Learn to work infront of or behind the camera and develop the skills of a real producer.

  • High School: July 17 to Aug. 3, 2017 (M-TH)
  • Middle School: Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2017

CTE – Roadmap to Success is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education.