Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said, “College isn’t for everyone, but education is.” Career and technical education (CTE), once known as vocational training, doesn’t carry the negative connotation that it once did. Proof of this new reality is the growing wave of CTE programs popping up in high schools across the United States.
Educators, in all fields of education, support their students in a variety of ways in order to allow their students’ career goals to come to fruition. One type of supporting educational system that prepares students for individually-focused career paths is Career and Technical Education (CTE).
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Advance CTE, the non-profit organization for Career Technical Education (CTE) across 50 states, describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as, “an educational option that provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers.”