A preceptorship is a period of practical career experience and training for a student that is supervised by an expert or specialist in a particular field.


    CTESPP (Career Technical Education Summer Preceptorship Program) provides students experience in a work environment that matches their personal and professional aspirations. It introduces students to a profession in their field of interest in a work environment and enhances their ability to make an informed career choice and plan for college. Students are placed in workplace learning envirnments for 20 hours per week for 4 weeks, and attend weekly classes to improve workplace soft skills.  Students complete a weekly journal, assigned classroom activities and assignments, and offer a final TED Talk style presentation.


    • Because its funding source, students will be required to have taken or be enrolled in a CTE Pathway class
    • Students must be current juniors.
    • Students must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted gpa.


    • The program in the summer of 2019 will run from June 3-July 2.  Student must commit to attend the entire 4 week program in June, plus the July 1-2 dates for final presentations. 
    • Students are at their workplaces approximately 20 hours per week for 4 weeks.
    • Weekly classes, which are in addition to workplace hours, will be held on Mondays in June from 2-5 p.m. Students must attend weekly classes.
    • Final presentations will be scheduled for July 1-2.
    • Program celebration will be July 2, 6 p.m. at Cordova High School's Performing Arts Center
    • Students may possbily be placed in summer classrooms at either VdL, FHS, or CHS depending on the Community Business Partner with whom they work.
    • Link to District CTE Summer Preceptorship page. 


    • Mandatory Information Session is planned during FlexTime for January 17.  Students must make arrangements with Mrs. Calderwood before 1/17 for a makeup session if they will be unable to attend.  
    • After attending the information session, "Statement of Interest" forms will become available to students and must be submitted by February 1. 
    • Once those have been screened and approved, program application materials will be made available to qualified students.
    • Optional Flextime workshops to assist with application process will be:  1/29 & 2/5 (Resume), 1/31 (Cover Letter), 2/8 (General Q&A), 2/22 (Interview Prep)
    • Application materials, which include an application form, resume, cover letter and personal statement, will be due February 15.
    • Selected students will be invited to participate in a panel interview in late February.
    • Students who are accepted into the program following the interview will be advised by March 7.


    • Family Orientation Session will be held on the evening of March 12, in the Folsom High School Multipurpose Room.
    • Placement paperwork and business contracts will be completed in March/April for final placements. 
      • If a student accepts a placement, they are expected to commit to participating in the program.
    • Students will meet their workplace partners in April and May.
    • Participants placed at the Vista campus, along with their families, will be invited to attend a final orientation the week of May 20.  At this meeting, Vista's CTESPP Instructor, Mr. Castellanos, will go over important details and answer questions.


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    CTESPP Committee 2019

    Alicia Caddell
     FCUSD CTE Coordinator
    Dr. Eric Williams
    Community Partner/Outreach/Program Co-Founder 
    Pablo Castellanos
    Vista ProgramTeacher
    Julie Calderwood
    Outreach & Application Coordinator
    Vista del Lago College/Career Center