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What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education, otherwise known as CTE, redefines traditional learning. With an emphasis on real-world, real-life skills, CTE connects learning to career readiness and workforce knowledge and skills. It is rigorous. It is relevant. And, it is innovative.
Within the framework of CTE, career specialties are grouped into 16 Career Clusters®. Each of these 16 clusters is identified by a common set of knowledge and skills that prepares students for a range of workforce opportunities. Additional specialization is achieved through comprehensive Programs of Study aligning academic and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative sequence of secondary and post-secondary courses, often leading to an industry-recognized license or certification, or an associate or baccalaureate degree at the post-secondary level.