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Dear CTE teachers, coordinators, and administrators,

The 2021-22 school year is in full swing, and the pandemic is not quite behind us as we had hoped it would be. But you have experienced a full-on pandemic year, and you’ve come through it with new skills around virtual and hybrid learning that you now use with confidence.

So let’s get back to what we do best: Career readiness.

To support you, we’re offering professional development for everyone involved in career readiness. The Career Readiness Community of Practice, which will be monthly from now through April, is for all practitioners regardless of experience level. We’re also offering a Professional Learning Community for NEW ACP, CTE, and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinators, where you can kick back and ask the questions you’ve been wanting to ask.

We also have a Wisconsin Career Readiness Intermediaries PLC for the people and organizations that work with local K-12 school districts and employers to implement a variety of career readiness efforts in Wisconsin. Welcome to join us are CESAs, regional economic development organizations, Youth Apprenticeship consortium leaders, career prep coordinators, and transition improvement grant coordinators, to name a few in the community that come together to prepare our students.

And don’t miss the Career Pathways Showcase, which will feature work-based learning in all CTE program areas. Each session will showcase best practices from local school districts.

And there’s more. Take a look at our PD calendar, and then follow the links to register for the sessions that you need to stay on the cutting edge of career readiness.

Good luck this year and contact us if you have any questions.

Your Wisconsin CTE Team

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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.