Career & Technical Education: Impacting Student Lives

How does CTE Impact Students?


    • CTE prepares students for postsecondary education in career-technical fields and life long learning.

    • CTE prepares students for initial and continued employment.

    • CTE assists students for initial and continued career decisions.

    • CTE applies and reinforces related learning from other disciplines. 

    • CTE assists students in developing decision-making, communication, problem solving, leadership and citizenship skills.

    • CTE prepares students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.

    • CTE makes appropriate provisions for students with special needs to succeed in career & technical education programs.

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CTE In Action