Career & Technical Education

State Vision for CTE: Advancing career and technical education empowers every learner to realize a rewarding career

State Mission for CTE: Quality career and technical education ensures every learner has equitable access to career-connected learning through a network of knowledgeable partners

South Central Perkins Consortium: Minnesota school districts and community/technical colleges self-formed into 26 Perkins Consortia in 2008 to promote collaborative planning and implementation of career and technical education programs within the region. 

CTE Infographics  


What is CTE?

Want to learn more about Career & Technical Education (CTE)? Watch this short video for an explanation of how CTE can benefit students.


Success in the New Economy

"Success in the New Economy” helps audiences understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education. Produced and narrated by Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.


“Our world has changed. In today’s highly-technical knowledge-based economy, having hands-on skills and perfecting what one is good at can be more valuable than getting a degree in ‘something’ simply to get one.”


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