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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Learning that works for Oregon  

Career and Technical Education

CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

(The CTE brand logo, brand positioning, and brand extensions are the property of NASDCTEc.)

CTE Policy Guidebook

This Guidebook is a resource for secondary and postsecondary educators who are interested in CTE or who work directly in CTE programming.

Ready Schools, Safe Learners

Ready Schools, Safe Learners - Guidance for School Year 2020-21

Commitment to Equity

ODE administers its CTE grant programs in a manner consistent with Oregon's Equity Lens.


For further information on CTE, please contact Dan Findley, Jennell Ives, or Gabby Sloss.

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