Posted Date: 02/10/2017
February is national Career and Technical Education (CTE) month!
This year’s theme is Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow! CTE month provides CTE programs an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-demand career fields.
With the Kansas State Board of Education’s vision for the state – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student – students, now more than ever, need career and technical education courses to assist them in preparation for life and work after high school.
CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States. Kansas offers 16 Career Clusters for students to choose from, and there are 35 Career Cluster Pathways. A Career Cluster is a group of occupations similar in skill set and application. Career Cluster Pathways are focused and specific areas of student leading to a particular area of industry or business.
CTE is offered in middle schools, high schools, area career and technical centers, community and technical colleges and other postsecondary institutions.