Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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Career & Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

Career & Technical Education:

  • Integrates with academics in rigorous and relevant curriculum
  • Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters and multiple pathways
  • Prepares students to be college and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills
  • Fulfills employer needs that are high skill, high wage and high demand
  • Features high school and post-secondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees


Defined as a student who has earned one or more credits in any CTE program area.

2018 CTE Participant Enrollment by Program Area (1st Semester)

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources-84
  • Architecture-114
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications-20
  • Business Management & Administration-44
  • Hospitality & Tourism-46
  • Human Services-27
  • Information Technology-21
  • Manufacturing-15
  • Marketing, Sales & Service-43
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics-16
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics-23


Defined as a student who (1) completes at least 12 technical or academic credits within a single program area or across multiple CTE program areas, or (2) completes a threshold level in a short-term CTE program of less than 12 credit units that terminates in an industry recognized credential, certificate or degree.

2018 CTE Concentrator Enrollment by Program Area

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources-3
  • Architecture-11
  • Hospitality & Tourism-1
  • Human Services-1
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics-1

CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organization)


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership and personal development, applied learning and real world application. CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. CTSO’s help guide students in developing a career path, a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national level and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners.