Career and Technical Education
Requirements for Special Populations
Career and Technical Education (CTE) often plays an important role in the secondary transition planning process. Career and technical programs focus on preparing young people to manage the dual roles of family member and wage earner. These programs enable students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or to continue their education.
State and local articulation agreements allow students to earn college credits through successful participation in a coherent sequence of CTE coursework for a specific career area. CTE courses are organized under sixteen federally defined Career Clusters. These Career Clusters represent groupings of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities.
Click on the icons below for more information about each of the Career Clusters.