How to Get Involved
February is Career and Technical Education Month! DPI will be celebrating the month on DPI's ConnectEd newsletter and through social media. Please watch for resources and practices that celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs around Wisconsin.
Share your good-news stories with DPI by filling out the Share Your Success Story form and your story could be highlighted in an upcoming issue of DPI-ConnectEd or on social media. Remember to like/share our posts (if you have the character space - please prioritize #WICTEMonth). Create your own social media campaign using this sample social media calendar.
CTE Month 2024 Proclamations
CTE Month is an ideal time to promote career and technical education at the national, state, and local levels. Several career and technical student organizations celebrate special weeks in February. Watch for 2024 proclamations as we get closer to February 2024. You can also create your own proclamation using the template below.
Highlight your CTE Story!
Use these resources to talk about the positive work around CTE in your schools. The toolkit provides things like - logos, videos, conversation starters, and more!
- CTE Month logo
For any print or digital outreach
- Wisconsin CTE Logo
For use on any social media of print materials for Career and Technical Education (secondary or post secondary in Wisconsin.
- Proclaim CTE Month
Use this template to proclaim CTE Month in your school, district, or community.
- CTE in Your State
Curated by Advance CTE, get the basic data about CTE in Wisconsin or any other state. You can even make comparisons!
- CTE Annual Report.
Need more data points to make the case for CTE? Take a look at what makes Wisconsin a national leader in CTE.
- CTE Month PA Announcements
Tailor these messages to your school for use in PA announcements, video, Twitter, Facebook, or whatever media gets the word out!
- Do's and Dont's for Engaging Learners and Families Around CTE
A simple, easy-to-use resource from Advance CTE that guides you on the top CTE messages and how to employ them.
- How to Promote CTE Locally
Use to build grass-roots support for CTE in local communities. Find talking points to help showcase the great work happening in your schools around CTE.
- Host a school visit
Invite members of your local community to learn about your school’s strong CTE programs firsthand. Have you recently built new facilities for CTE? Consider an open house to show the new spaces and how they will be used.
- Engage policymakers and the media
Encourage them to attend events and tell your CTE story, or use social media to do the same.
- Work with business and industry leaders
Ensure they understand the role CTE plays in readying their future workforce.
- Explore Careers at Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Student success stories, jobs data, and more!
- "Explore Your Options" video
Learn about students in our Wisconsin high schools and technical colleges and hear their CTE success stories.
- Learn About the Youth Apprenticeship Program Through the Department of Workforce Development
Find out how students can get hands-on learning in an occupational area!
- Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)
Watch the ACTE website for special CTE Month activities