February is National CTE Month®!
What is CTE?
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management, and many more. CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Many students are already enrolled in CTE in Washington, developing technical, academic, and
employability skills and engaging in work-based experiences with industry partners. During the
2019-20 school year, Washington had:
secondary CTE participants postsecondary CTE participants
These youth and adult learners in CTE programs are more engaged, graduate high school at higher rates, earn industry-recognized credentials, and have rewarding and family-sustaining careers.
CTE: Good for Students, Good for Business, Good for Communities!