Career and 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. 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. (www.careertech.org/cte)
What are the benefits
- Students enrolled in
CTE programs are held to the same rigorous academic standards as all students.
- CTE provides a strong
foundation for those pursuing a traditional four-year degree.
- CTE students are more
interested and motivated in their coursework because of its connection to the
real world, and have lower dropout rates than traditional students.
- Many sectors of the
economy that require skilled workers report a shortage of qualified applicants
to fill these positions. CTE programs prepare individuals for skilled
professions that are essential to our nation’s economic recovery.
- CTE programs prepare
students, adults, and displaced workers for entry into high skill, high wage,
and high demand careers in every industry sector.
CTE: Making the Difference from AdvanceCTE on Vimeo.
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