Career and Technical Education differs from the traditional academic preparation of students by focusing on the hands-on application of the skills and technical knowledge required in industry. Career and Technical Education focuses on career preparation along with acquiring technical and academic knowledge. Career and Technical Education can be offered within the traditional high school setting or may be offered through district or area career centers. Career and Technical Education can begin in the secondary education years or during postsecondary education.
- CTE is for students preparing for college and those preparing for careers.
- CTE is about workforce and career preparation, not just job preparation.
- CTE gives students real work experience.
- CTE integrates core academics with real work and real world experience.
- CTE happens in STEM classes, in Robotics clubs, in Graphic Arts classes, and in many other classes and clubs throughout the secondary years.
- Formerly known as “vocational education” which is now considered to be an outdated term as it does not take into account the breadth, academic emphasis and vigor of most CTE programs.
- CTE programs are supported at the federal level by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
- Indiana State Board of Education Course Sequence for Concentrator Status 12 12 18
- IDOE Memo Concentrator Courses_December 2018
- A video for parents: Finding Your Own Path, A Mom’s story (Mom thought she was raising a future CEO, paying for a private high school tuition and planning her son’s future at a prestigious university. Nathan had other dreams and goals.)
- IDOE Career and Technical Education: http://www.doe.in.gov/cte
- IN Association for Career and Technical Education: http://www.indianaacte.org/
- Association for Career and Technical Education (National Organization): https://www.acteonline.org/
- National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education consortium NASDCTEc: http://www.indianaacte.org/
- National Center for Women In Information Technology (NCWIT) – The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit focused on women’s participation in computing across the entire ecosystem, helping more than 1,100 organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence, and action. NCWIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation. The following are resources NCWIT developed in collaboration with their social science team and are based on research:
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