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About Career & Technical Education

21st century career and technical education (CTE) is for any student looking to start on a path toward career fulfillment and success – regardless of the industry.

 

CTE prepares students for careers, not just jobs.

  • CTE provides students with both the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in college and all types of high-skill, well-paying, and in-demand careers.
  • CTE incorporates academics, cutting-edge technology, workplace skills, and real-world learning opportunities.
  • Programs incorporate partnerships with colleges and universities, as well as employers, to put students on clear pathways to career success.
  • Students get a head start with college credits and industry credentials earned through their programs.
  • CTE connects learning to career goals, which positively affects student performance: CTE students are generally more engaged, perform better, and graduate at higher levels than other students.
  • CTE often ignites students’ desire to continue learning: More than 70 percent of county vocational-technical high school graduates go on to college or further technical training.

CTE addresses business needs by closing the skills gap.

  • CTE builds a strong pipeline of well-prepared young people to meet future workforce needs in STEM, health sciences, digital media, and various trade and service careers.
  • Adult CTE programs offer short-term training to fill jobs in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, health care, and construction.
  • CTE continually evolves in response to regional and statewide employment needs: New Jersey’s vocational-technical school districts add and revamp their CTE programs to align with regional workforce demands.
  • Employers actively engage with CTE programs as advisory board members, curriculum advisors, mentors, guest speakers, and skill evaluators, ensuring that programs are current with industry standards and needs.

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