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A Career Technical Education
Posted On:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Career Technical Education Goals: 

  • To increase the academic and career options of students by providing an enriched education that includes a rigorous academic and technical course of study.
  • To help students develop technical skills that meet industry standards.
  • To provide students with hands-on learning.
  • To provide students with the ability to make connection between classroom instruction by applying knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.

Career Technical Education Facts:

  • The number of students enrolled in CTE programs has risen 157% since 1911.
  • CTE graduates are 10-15% more likely to be in the labor force, and earn 8-9% more than graduates of academic programs.
  • CTE high school students are more likely to graduate.
  • 99% of seniors earn a high school diploma compared to 94% of non-career and Technical Education seniors.
  • 91% are employed in the military or in post secondary education 18 months after graduation.
  • High-risk students are 8 to 10 times less likely to drop out of high school if enrolled in a career tech program.
  • CTE students are less likely to fail a course or be absent from school.
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