what is career and Technical education?

  • Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
  • Offers clear pathways to industry certifications, post-secondary certificates and degrees
  • Partners with businesses to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce
  • 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
The more students participate in career and technical student organizations, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy, college aspirations and employability skills.

(Alfeld et al., Looking Inside the Black Box: The Value Added by Career and Technical Student Organizations to Students’ High School Experience, National Research Center for CTE, 2007)