Beginning at the high school level, Career and Technical Education (CTE) awareness levels are heightened by offering relevant and rigorous school experiences for students at all levels of achievement and interest. Students move through high school and into postsecondary opportunities aware of career pathways and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence derived from rigorous academics and work based learning experiences.
Postsecondary CTE programs and Programs of Study (POS), with their multiple entry points, provide exposure to high skill, high wage, high demand career opportunities derived from 16 distinct career clusters. These career clusters include hundreds of occupations which are grouped into pathways around which educational programs of study can be built. Creating and sustaining awareness about the classes offered, assessments needed, and certifications available are critical to long-term program success.
High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Occupations
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide a wide range of career opportunities in high skill, high wage, high demand occupations. Career and Technical Education courses integrate high-level academics with innovative technologies to engage students and promote successful performance outcomes. Programs are designed to keep pace with critical workforce needs.
Professions require a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree. Postsecondary education, training, and/or certifications are delivered using a variety of delivery systems to enhance student engagement and skill acquisition.
Through strong CTE programs we can continuously create and strengthen the educational pipelines needed for the 21st century workforce.