What is CTE? Career and Technical Education (CTE) are programs of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.
CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90.18 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9 percent.
More than 70 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.