Non-traditional Career Pathways



Non-traditional careers are those where less than 25% of the workforce is of a particular gender. Examples of non-traditional programs for women include automotive and carpentry.  Non-traditional programs for males include cosmetology and Teacher Preparation.  Students are encouraged to consider opportunities in non-traditional careers of high wage and high demand.

Non-traditional career programs for women at Salem CTE include automotive, carpentry, engineering, computer science, business, and culinary arts.


Learn, train, and work in our state-of-the-art culinary arts program, kitchen, and Three Seasons Restaurant.


Our program and salon inspire and train the next generation of cosmetologists.


This program provides the foundational and transferable skills for any career in the skilled trades.

Graphic & Digital Design

Lay the foundation for a career in graphic, digital, and UX design.


Kristen deveau

Kristen Deveau joined Salem High CTE after 12 years industry experience as a Graphic and UX (User Experience) Designer. Kristen has worked in many different industries from healthcare to technology, and on a variety of platforms ranging from mobile app design to commercial printing and embedded healthcare monitors. She has spent years focused on speech technology products and closing the gap between outdated digital designs and technological expectations of today’s mobile devices. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys cooking, calligraphy, and spending time with her husband and two young children. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to teach young people about the plethora of career pathways at their fingertips given an educational foundation in Graphic Design. Design is at the core of everything we use, touch and read and Kristen is enthusiastic about sharing that passion and industry experience with students. Graphic and UX design is a booming career path and Kristen is happy to have the opportunity to share her experience with her students.

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