Career and Technical Education

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.

27 percent of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor's degree recipient.*

What is Career and Technical Education?

  • Encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 12 million postsecondary students.
  • Includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more.
  • Educates students for a range of career options through Career Clusters and Pathways.
  • Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  • Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees.
  • Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand areas.
  • Prepares students to be college-and career- ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills.

*Visit the ACTE web site to learn more about Career and Technical Education.

Career and Technical Education's Role in American Competitiveness

Learn more about top CTE careers:

Advanced Manufacturing
Financial Services
Health Care
Hospitality and Tourism
Information Technology

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