Career, Technical & Agricultural Education

The Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education Department supports the teaching and learning of academic and technical skills needed by students to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy. Career and Technical programs attempt to prepare students both for postsecondary education and the careers of their choice. 

 Facts about Career and Technical Involvement:

  • High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
  • 81 percent of high school dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
  • More than 75 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.