Career and Technical Education

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

CTE provides students with real career pathways

CTE blends academic and career skills with hands-on learning, giving students a competitive edge.

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Sustainable, high-quality technical education programs create opportunities for students and communities.
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CTE boosts graduation rates and prepares students for post-secondary education.
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CTE educator voices should be involved at all levels of decision-making.
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Students must have access to up-to-date equipment, support services, and help with certifications.

Bills in Congress

A bill to expose students to career options earlier in their academic careers.

A bill to create a dual-credit award within the U.S. Department of Education’s blue ribbon program, which recognizes private and charter schools as well as public schools and does not require educators to have appropriate credentials.

A bill to provide funding, on a competitive basis, for summer and year-round employment opportunities for youth ages 14 through 24.

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