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Plan for Career and Technical Education Month 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will be celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month beginning February 2021. Resources and practices honoring the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs around Wisconsin will be highlighted.

According to the most recent DPI CTE data, more than 130,000 Wisconsin students in grades 11 and 12 were enrolled in CTE coursework, with the top concentrations in technology and engineering, business information and technology, and family and consumer sciences.

There are several things to look forward to during February, including the Groundhog (Job Shadow) Day on February 2 and throughout the month. Use the DPI Virtual Job Spotlight Guide for planning and resources in creating virtual job shadow experiences, and to view videos of job shadow presentations developed by Wisconsin students and educators.

CTE Month also provides opportunities to spotlight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). Each week of February will be dedicated to a specific CTSO:

  • SkillsUSA Week, February 7-13

  • FCCLA Week, February 8-12

  • FBLA Week, February 14-21

  • FFA Week, February 20-27

For more information, including methods for promoting CTE Month in your school, visit the DPI CTE Toolkit web page.