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Stronger Career Technical Ed. (CTE) Today

For a Better Future

It can be hard to prioritize future-readiness when students’ current “normal” has changed drastically. CTE learning programs equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to face the world around them. 

What is the new role of CTE in high school?

CTE in high school is a career-focused, experiential learning program that provides students with opportunities to explore careers and gain marketable skills while still in high school. Through hands-on exploration, students develop technical skills, academic skills, and employability skills that are transferable across rapidly changing career sectors. 

CTE classes

CTE classes integrate academics with technical skill development and occupational knowledge to help prepare students for college courses, internships, certifications, and careers. CTE pathways serve a variety of professions and interests—from agricultural sciences and transportation to culinary and information technology. 

Seeking funding options? Now schools can leverage Perkins V grants to support middle school programming and professional development.

Teaching CTE to high school students

CTE can help students develop employable skills of entrepreneurs (motivation, resilience, and confidence) by integrating entrepreneurship education with academic and technical curriculum that introduces financial planning skills, interpersonal, and creative problem solving skills.

Each state has a unique CTE system in terms of governance and policy priorities. This helps address the various dynamics and challenges in the areas of economic development and student achievement. Entrepreneurship satisfies a number of implementations within existing career clusters and pathways or as a standalone pathway. 

CTE + Entrepreneurship = Future Readiness

Download your five-page Workbook: How to Meet CTE Goals with Student Entrepreneurship Programs, and receive: 

  • State of today’s CTE in schools
  • 16 career clusters of CTEs in high-demand occupations
  • Where entrepreneurship fits
  • How to fund your entrepreneurship & CTE program
  • Entrepreneurship for CTE curriculum checklist
  • 5-step action plan
  • And more

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