Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education is rigorous and relevant content that guides students to high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers. Career and Technical Education in high school lays the solid foundation necessary for students to be successful in postsecondary educational institutions. This is achieved through a coherent sequence of courses. CTE is for every student who will have a career after high school!

Our Support Services:

  • Serve as liaison between TEA and districts in providing technical assistance needed by districts to achieve quality CTE programs, enhancement of academic and technical knowledge and skills, quality career counseling and guidance activities, teacher certification activities, and career and technical education student organizations.
  • Provide technical assistance to districts on all areas of CTE including Carl D. Perkins grant application and implementation process, Perkins Performance Indicators and CCMR indicators under A-F Accountability.
  • Coordinate and provide for CTE professional development activities for teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher educators.
  • Disseminate educational resources to districts.
  • Establish and maintain communications among districts colleges, universities, workforce development boards, and the TEA CTE staff.
  • Provide activities to promote student enrollment in non-traditional courses and increase awareness and understanding of non-traditional careers.