The main purpose(s) of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) subcommittee include:
1. Assisting in preparing CTE students for career readiness.
2. Incorporating and aligning secondary and postsecondary education elements.
3. Developing academic & CTE content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses.
4. Offering the opportunity, where appropriate, for secondary students to acquire postsecondary credits.
5. Fostering the development of industry-recognized credentials or certificates at the postsecondary level.
6. Assisting CTE students in attaining associate or baccalaureate degrees.Interesting data from the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)
CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
* 81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
* The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90.18 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9 percent.
CTE Works for College Students and Adults
Postsecondary CTE fosters postsecondary completion and prepares students and adults for in-demand careers.