The Three Components of a High-Quality CTE Offering

Career and Technical Education (CTE) continues to grow in importance in the current educational climate, but as more states and districts move to build CTE programs within their schools and more organizations begin providing CTE content for educators to use, issues concerning access, funding, and the resulting quality of CTE programs are arising. As this article states, "the three components of a high-quality CTE offering include work-based learning in the form of internships or apprenticeships, student organizations and clubs that allow students to test their skills against peers, and an integrated, standards-aligned curriculum." We have added CTE standards from across the United States to our repository and are currently working to ready them for correlation; if you have CTE content you wish to have aligned to standards, we would like to hear from you. 

By: Michael Walpole
Project Manager