Why Choose CTE?
The unique and engaging curriculum provided by CTE schools is designed to help students explore career choices early and obtain a competitive advantage by acquiring the technical skills needed to be successful in the modern economy. CTE students prepare for college or career by advancing academics, receiving college credit, experiencing hands-on learning, participating in work-based learning, and earning awards, scholarships, and certifications.
L E A R N
90% of CTE students have the ability to learn real-world skills compared to 49% of non-CTE students
P R E P A R E
91% of CTE students are better prepared for their future career compared to 44% non-CTE students
C O M P L E T E
93% of CTE students graduate from high school compared to 80% of non-CTE students
E N J O Y
92% of CTE students and parents are satisfied or very satisfied with their overall school experience
Success in the New Economy
This video considers our country's current labor market realities, and explores the preparation that students need to achieve success after they graduate. Watch along to discover the suggestions provided by Dr. Kevin J. Fleming.
Flipping the College Decision Making Paradigm
Students are more likely to complete post-secondary education if they receive extensive career direction in high school. Let's change the college completion rate statistic by being informed before it's too late.
The Insufficient Degree
Employers are struggling to find applicants with the skills that are needed in today's workplace. Learn why the time has come to receive a skills-based education.
CTE: A Data Story — According to the U.S. Department of Education
E N R O L L
Students who were CTE concentrators enrolled in postsecondary education within 8 years of their expected high school graduation at slightly higher rates than non-CTE concentrators.
G R A D U A T E
High school students who were CTE concentrators graduated from high school at higher rates than non-CTE concentrators.
E A R N M O R E
Eight years after their expected graduation date, students who focused on CTE courses while in high school had higher median annual earnings than students who did not focus on CTE.