CTE (Career Technical Education) is helping our nation address key challenges—from workforce development to student achievement, from economic vitality to global competitiveness. With more than 14 million students nationwide, CTE programs in high schools and postsecondary institutions are leading change, transforming expectations and making a difference by:
Developing a skilled, sustainable workforce that is well prepared for the high-demand, high-skill and high-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.
Improving the educational experience for millions of students in high school and college, providing an engaging, relevant education that reduces dropout rates and improves student achievement.
Helping students discover the wide range of career options available to them—and chart the most effective and efficient educational pathways through high school and postsecondary education for optimum value and success.
Working directly with business and industry to ensure that CTE programs are developing people with the skills, credentials and technical knowledge necessary to keep America on the leading edge of innovation and global competitiveness.
Carl D. Perkins Vocation and Techncial Education Act of 1998 (CPA IV)
Provides secondary and post secondary career and technical education programs with federal assistance. CPA is designed to improve and promote high school (grades 7-12) career and technical education programs to train young people for employment, and/or to better prepare students for post-secondary training opportunities (colleges, trade schools, and/or universities.)
The CESA 6 Career and Technical Education Coordinator provides consortiums with assistance in planning, purchasing, program monitoring, evaluation, and fiscal management. The allocation for each district must be used to support efforts and activities in relationship to the state goals of the CPA act.