Career Technical Education (CTE)
WHAT IS CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides multiple pathways to a wide range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries. Available to high school students and adults, CTE courses combine rigorous academics with technical skills in hands-on learning environments. CTE programs partner with businesses, industry leaders, and post-secondary institutions to provide opportunities for students to succeed in both the workforce and post-secondary education.
According to the U.S. Department of Education Career Technical Education Data Story, 2019:
“At the high school level, CTE provides students with opportunities to explore a career theme of interest while learning a set of technical and employability skills that integrate into or complement their academic studies. High school CTE is meant to connect with and lead to postsecondary programs of study or additional training after high school, which may include more specialized technical instruction. These pathways can culminate in postsecondary degrees or certificates, apprenticeships, or employment.”
- K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP)
- Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)