Career Technical Education

In by Paige Haberkorn

What is career and technical education?

Education and classes where you get hands-on learning and build skills for specific trades and careers. Ideally, career and technical education…

  • Builds in assessments to help you learn about yourself.
  • Is geared toward preparing you for a career.
  • Matches you with specific education programs that align with your interests, abilities, and goals.
  • Provides hands-on learning. You learn from experience.
  • Includes opportunities to explore job sites and see what is a good match for you.
  • Introduces you to specialized trades and technology.

Career and technical education addresses…

  • School-community partnerships.
  • Skill development to qualify for careers.
  • Aligning your skill building with employers’ needs.