Career Technical Education (CTE)
Did you know...
- 70% of students concentrating in CTE areas stayed in postsecondary education or transferred to a 4-year degree program compared to overall average state target of 58%. (U.S. Dept. of Education, http://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/
- Experts project 47 million job openings in the decade ending 2018 and about 1/3 will require an associate's degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE. (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce via Harvard's Pathways to Prosperity report, p. 29, http://cew.georgetown.edu)
- High-risk students are 8 to 10 times less likely to drop out in 11th or 12th grades if enrolled in a CTE program compared to general education. (Kulik, James, Curriculum Tracks and High School Vocational Studies)
CTE: Learning that works for our communities
CTE is preparing our next generation of skilled workers, technology innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders in America's rural, suburban and urban communities. Through CTE, students become more aware of the many career options available to them, including starting their own enterprises. CTE improves the return on our investment in education at the local, state and federal levels--developing a more highly educated workforce with better skills, technical expertise and great ideas. CTE provides the "know how" and the "how to" for America's future--from coast to coast, from border to border. (NASDCTEc, 2011)