Career and Technical Education Overview
The State Plan for Career and Technical Education is focused on improving the academic and technical educational opportunities for students, including rigorous and relevant for career preparation. The State Plan for CTE has been developed with the understanding that an academic education and technical education are compatible concepts and the academics are reinforced and applied through a high quality, rigorous technical education.
The State Plan for Career and Technical Education is based on four (4) goals. The public education systems must take immediate action by addressing the following challenges:
- Recognizing the unique needs of a diverse student population
- Preparing students for college and career success
- Providing students with a quality education that prepares them to be competitive within a global economy
- Recruiting and retaining qualified teachers
Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provide students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.