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Career & Technical Education

Dear CTE teachers, coordinators, and administrators,

During this health emergency, you have been given a daunting challenge—to continue to educate Wisconsin’s students. The CTE team at DPI would like to offer, first, our understanding. You are doing a heroic job, and we are proud of our teacher corps. Many of you are teaching without access to your materials while managing your own households. Please know that because you are not in your classrooms, we do not expect you to deliver everything you would have been able to if you were there. We understand.

Second, despite the circumstances, we know that many of our teachers bring a level of dedication to the job that is stellar. We want to support you in whatever way you need us to. Know that our consultants are here for you—to help set priorities, find resources, or establish guidelines if you need the assistance. Please call on us if we can help you in any way.

Stay well.

Your Wisconsin CTE Team 

Learning that works for Wisconsin

CTE components of a high quality program
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Wisconsin develops students who are prepared for postsecondary education and career success. CTE teachers are critical in preparing the next generation of students for success in the global workforce. A high quality CTE program enhances family, business, and community engagement. 

More information on why a high quality CTE program is essential in getting students college and career ready

What is a high quality CTE program in Wisconsin?

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare individuals for a wide range of careers that reflect the contemporary workplace.  CTE adds to our students’ education and success. As we strive to prepare every Wisconsin student to be college and career ready, CTE provides our greatest collective opportunities for creating a skilled, knowledgeable, and productive future workforce. CTE teachers are well equipped to know what and how kids should learn.

A high quality Career and Technical Education program consists of three main components to achieve college and career readiness. The three components include: academic and technical skills; leadership through CTSOs; work-based learning.

View full CTE brochure here.