Career-Technical Education

About CTE:
The mission of Career-Technical Education is to help empower students for effective participation in an international economy as world class workers and citizens.

CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge.
These tools and experiences make school more relevant, and ensure students are ready for the real world.
​Whether students plan to further their education in community colleges, technical schools, four-year colleges and universities, receive on-the-job training, or pursue careers in the military, CTE can be the first step in a pathway toward productive employment and citizenship.

Real options for students for college and rewarding careers

  • CTE programs allow students to explore a range of options for their future - inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Through CTE, students can start their path toward a career that they are passionate about, while earning valuable experience, college credits and more.
  • CTE students are more likely to have a post-high school plan - including college - than other students; just 2% of CTE students say they "don't know" what they will do after high school.

Real-world skills for students

  • CTE is a unique opportunity for hands on learning - putting students at the center of the action.
  • CTE provides the skills and confidence students need to pursue career options, discover their passions and get on a path to success.
  • Students in CTE programs and their parents are three times as likely to report they are "very satisfied" with their and their children's ability to learn real-world skills as part of their current education compared to parents and students not involved in CTE.
If you have further questions reach out to:
Greg Stewart, Career Development Coordinator (CDC)