Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) focuses on the exploration of the self in relation to the world of work.  Whether moving on to further education, training, or employment, every Wisconsin student moves through curriculum-based career awareness, exploration, planning and preparation leading to a realistic individualized career plan which is compatible with the student's abilities, aptitudes, and interests.

College and Career Readiness

CTE programs provide quality work-based learning programs, relevant academic skills, and the employability skills and workforce behaviors  necessary for postsecondary success and careers.

Academic & Technical Skills

Promotes life-long learning in a global society.

Work-Based Learning

Enhances business and education partnerships, provides students with opportunities to reinforce skills and behaviors to be effective in the workforce.

Leadership and 21st Century Skills through Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

CTE programs support skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership through CTSOs.

Work Experience & Youth Apprenticeship Programs

WI State Skills Certificate Programs

CTE Skills Standards Portfolios