Career and Technical Education (CTE) is hands-on, career-connected learning that prepares students to be college, career and future ready! CTE courses integrate 21st century skills, professional and technical skills, and core academic knowledge. Some CTE courses provide the opportunity to earn college credit or industry certification.
CTE is organized by a national framework call “Career Clusters”, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and to choose the education pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career. These clusters are found within the six career learning areas of the Oregon Skill Sets.