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    What is CTE?    ok

    The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.  CTE programs are designed to contribue to the broad educational acheivement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem-sloving process.  Through CTE courses, students learn real-world skill development to prepare them for further education and/or employment.

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  • Career and Technical Education (link to ncdpi:cte)

    • CTE Works for High School Students
    • High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
    • Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of 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.
    • 91 percent of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.