What is Career & Technical Education?

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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. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. 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 percent – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

Click on the lightbulbs to see footage from almost every CTE center in Vermont & learn what CTE in VT is all about!

Senator Sanders Speaking at CVCC About Apprenticeships

and Work-based Learning...

"Apprenticeships are a great way to learn career skills while earning a wage. Apprentices gain valuable experience through on-the-job training and, in many cases, earn industry-recognized credentials in the process. Here in Vermont, there are apprenticeship opportunities in more than 30 trades. For many high school students, apprenticeships are an excellent pathway to high-skilled, high-paying careers." ~Senator Bernie Sanders

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CTE 101

Career Technical Education prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country.

CTE: Learning that works for America

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CTE is working to enable students to excel in colleges and secure high-demand jobs. CTE creates students with a range of talents and backgrounds. CTE helps students succeed.