Goals of CTE

Creating a New Vision for CTE: Academic and Technical Studies

“Engaged Learning”

Align new and existing career/technical curricula with essential college and career-readiness standards.

Create a flexible system of optional career pathways in high schools “Program of Studies” to help better prepare all students for college and careers.

Create a framework that keeps students’ future options open by developing career/technical and academic programs that:

  • link middle school CTE to high school POS
  • link high school POS to postsecondary studies and careers;
  • blend academic and technical studies; and
  • connect students to a goal.

Assess the contributions career/technical education can make to improving students’ academic and technical achievement.

Prepare and enable career/technical teachers to teach essential academic skills through application in authentic activities, projects and problems.