Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers across multiple career pathways. CTE prepares students to be college and career ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job specific skills.
How We Can Help
Develop innovative, contemporary, comprehensive Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs inclusive of all stakeholders
Create work-based learning opportunities for students in grades 7-12
Implement the Career Clusters and Pathway Programs of Study
Provide leadership for CTE instructors on current educational initiatives
Seek and secure grant funding for local CTE programs, including administering Carl D. Perkins Grant and Youth Apprenticeship funding
Facilitate the writing of authentic curriculum for all local CTE courses
Facilitate implementation and revisions of Local Education For Employment plans (s.s.121.02 (o)(m) / (PI-26)
Career and technical education can provide a foundation of skills that enables high school graduates to be gainfully employed - either full-time or while in college. Nearly two-thirds of all high school graduates of career and technical programs enter some form of postsecondary program. Rigorous academic content tied to technical subject matter ensures that these students will be ready for college. In some cases, students are able to earn college credits for coursework completed while in high school.