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Career and Technical Education

Why be part of a CTE Program?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are designed to get students on-the-job ready after high-school. CTE Programs must contain a course sequence, work-based learning, and industry assessments, and be approved by the CTE Board of Education. 

Students should consider CTE Programs because they have the opportunity to:

  • Earn industry credentials, signaling an employer they are ready for work
  • Earn college credits
  • Learn hands-on
  • Participate in work-based learning aligned with the industry
  • Be able to start a career upon graduation
  • Pursue deeper training or post-secondary education in their field of study

Benefits of CTE

From US Dept of Education, the Sept 2019 article: Bridging the Skills Gap: Career and Technical Education in High School

High school students who were CTE concentrators graduated from high school at higher rates than their non-concentrator peers.

CTE Graduated High School

Percentage distribution of high school CTE concentrator by employment status eight years after expected high school graduation. 

CTE Concentrators Employment