What is Career-Technical Education?
Today's cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.
Encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 12 million post-secondary students
Includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more •
Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees
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