What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?
- CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students.
- Is delivered flexibly through high schools, area career centers, career academies, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more.
- Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters and 79+ pathways.
- Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees.
- Partners with businesses to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce.
- 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.
Career technical education provides students:
- academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world.
- employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics.
- career pathways that link secondary and postsecondary education.
- second-chance education and training.
- education for additional training and degrees, especially related to workplace training, skills upgrades and career advancement.