1. What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?

Career and Technical Education means organized educational activities that offer a sequence of courses that provides individuals with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions, provides technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree …; and include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry, including entrepreneurship., of an individual. [Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006, Section 3(5)]

The Vision of Arizona CTE is to ensure a dynamic workforce by fully developing every student’s career and academic potential; the Mission is to prepare Arizona students for workforce success and continuous learning.