What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students to succeed in the workforce by teaching a combination of technology-based and career-oriented skills in a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high demand careers. CTE occurs across the United States within a variety of settings and for a variety of age groups – from youth in secondary education schools (grades 6 – 12, ages 11-18) to adult learners enrolled in post-secondary, “higher” education programs.
- What is Career and Technical Education (Infographic)
- 101: Career and Technical Education (Fact Sheet)
- CTE Today! (Fact Sheet)
- College and Career Ready Through CTE (Infographic)
At SUNY Broome, students have access to 60 CTE programs of study (pdf) that fit within six program clusters:
- Business and Commerce Technologies, such as Accounting, AAS; International Business, AS; and Paralegal Studies, AAS
- Data Processing Technologies, such as Computer Science, AS; Computer Security and Forensics, AAS; and Computer Information Systems, AAS
- Health Services and Paramedical Technologies, such as Clinical Lab Technician, AAS; Dental Hygiene, AAS; and Nursing AAS
- Mechanical and Engineering Technologies, such as Electrical Engineering Technology, AAS; Manufacturing Technology, AAS; and Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Science Technologies, such as Culinary Arts, AOS
- Public Service Related Technologies, such as Chemical Dependency Counseling, AAS; Early Childhood, AAS; and Human Services, AS.
For more information and resources about career and technical education, adult and general education, visit these two websites:
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State CTE Directors and state leaders of Career Technical Education.
Association for Career and Technical Education
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Its mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.
How is CTE Funded?
The Perkins V – Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (pdf) is a federal education program that provides funding for CTE programs in every state.
Perkins CTE funds are used to support and continuously improve CTE programs of study like those at SUNY Broome. They are also used to provide career exploration and guidance to students enrolled in CTE programs of study, and to help ensure students enrolled in CTE programs graduate and attain their CTE degree or credential.
A Great Resource on Perkins V Funding from Advance CTE: Legislative Summary & Analysis (Fact Sheet)
Support for the development/production of this material was provided by a grant under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act administered by the New York State Education Department.