Career and Technical Education
What is Career and Technical Education?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares secondary, postsecondary and adult students with technical, academic and employability skills for success in the workplace and in further education.
- Encompasses 94% of high school students and 8.4 million individuals seeking postsecondary certificates and associate degrees in CTE fields
- Is delivered flexibly through high schools, area career centers, career academies, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more
- Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters® and 79+ pathways
- Offers clear pathways to industry certifications, postsecondary certificates and degrees
- Partners with businesses to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce
- Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
- Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills
CTE Enrollment by Program Area 2017-18*
|Agriculture + Natural Resources||2,801|
|Business + Marketing Education||10,239|
|Education, Hospitality + Human Services||15,503|
|Health Sciences + Public Safety||12,051|
|Information + Media Technology||30,970|
|Skilled + Technical Sciences||14,809|
* Data has been duplicated.
CTE Graduation Rates
Source: NDE reporting of CTE cohort graduation rates.
Data represents students who have completed a CTE program sequence and are eligible for end-of-program assessment.
Source: CTE annual assessment reporting of CTE students who have completed a program sequence.
Data represents unduplicated students enrolled in Level 2.
Source: CTE official enrollment data base (Oct. 1st annually)