Career and Technical Education (CTE)


Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares individuals for high-skill, high-wage, in-demand employment and provides learners with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to thrive in college and careers. All students benefit from career-connected learning that emphasizes real-world skills within a selected career focus. Students gain practical knowledge while discovering and preparing for success in potential careers.


Illinois State Board of Education & Illinois Community College Board. (n.d.). What is Career and Technical Education?.