Why Career and Technical Education?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for college AND careers
Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers middle and high school students the chance to explore career opportunities and receive experiential and technical training that prepares them for college and careers.
Rigorous academics, industry-specific training and work-based learning opportunities empower students to succeed as world-class workers and citizens.
Today’s CTE tightly aligns with industry needs and trends to offer career pathways ― from agriculture and biotechnology to engineering ― for students with every educational and career aspiration.
CTE develops the talent pipeline NH companies require to compete and grow.
Who is a good fit for Career and Technical Education?
- A young person who knows what job or career they want
- A student who is mature and responsible
- Someone who enjoys learning by doing real things
- A student who may not be fulfilling their true potential in a traditional classroom
Where is Career and Technical Education available?
Do Career and Technical Education students earn a high school diploma?
Yes. Career and Technical Education students are enrolled in both their home high school and at their local Center. They must meet all of their high school’s requirements for graduation. Because they are highly motivated, CTE students’ graduation rates are high.
What types of jobs and careers do CTE students train for?
Program options have expanded, however, to white-collar jobs like graphic design, health professions, accounting, business, child development and information technology. See your Center’s course catalog for details.
What types of job opportunities are available for CTE students?
According to studies by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, 27% of young workers with licenses and certificates out-earn bachelor’s degree holders, and 31% of young workers with associate’s degrees earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree.
How much does it cost?
Why do students choose Career and Technical Education?
- They know what they want to do, and they want to get a head start on their career.
- They want to explore their career interests now, and not wait to do it in college.
Do Career and Technical Education students go on to college?
What types of certifications can students earn while in high school?
What education cost advantages does Career and Technical Education Offer?
When you consider that an individual with a bachelor’s degree must invest much more time and money into his or her academic education, you realize that Career and Technical Education can be a smart investment. (Particularly when student loan repayment, or time and money wasted at a four-year college figuring out what a student wants to do is factored in.)
Career and Technical Education is not for everyone, but for many young people CTE is the smart choice.