Why is Career and Technical Education so important? 

  • Career and Technical Education provides students with the opportunity to earn industry certifications, postsecondary certificates, and college credits before leaving high school. 
  • CTE high school students are college and career ready – 94% graduate high school and most enroll directly in college.
  • CTE associate degrees can pay $10,000 more per year than associate degrees in other fields – and can even pay more than bachelor’s degrees – while limiting student debt.
  • CTE is the answer to the nation’s projected deficit of 6.5 million skilled workers, including infrastructure, health care and manufacturing workforce shortages. 

CTE is good for students, good for businesses and good for communities! Take a look at a few of our current students and graduates to find out how their experience with career and technical education provided them with opportunities for success.