CTE Month® 2022: Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow

February is Career and Technical Education Month®, an annual campaign organized by the Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE) to raise public awareness and celebrate the value of CTE.  

What is CTE?

​Career and Technical Education (CTE) combines classroom learning with hands-on experience. The goal of CTE is to provide students with a well-rounded toolkit of the academic, technical, and employability skills necessary to succeed in the workforce across a wide range of industries and occupations.

Why does CTE matter?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 92% of high school students are engaged in CTE. That number shows that a huge majority of future generations are seeking personalized skills and training to help them launch their careers—and CTE does just that. CTE students gain pathway-specific skills, along with cross-industry employability skills, that set them up for success in any workplace.

Some quick facts about CTE:

  • Studies show that CTE students are significantly more likely than their peers to develop critical skills like problem-solving, communication, and time management during high school.
  • Work-based learning helps students apply and extend classroom learning, explore careers, and develop critical understanding of the work environment.
  • According to ACTE, students enrolled in CTE programs have a 93% graduation rate, compared to the national average of 80%.
  • Graduates with technical or applied science associate degrees can often out-earn bachelor's degree holders.

How can CareerSafe help me prepare students for a career in CTE?

CareerSafe offers innovative and affordable online training that holds value for a lifetime. We partner with educators to invest in the professional development of future generations. From OSHA 10-Hour coursesto Employability Skills and Cyber Safety Awareness Training, CareerSafe provides students with the education, awareness, and resources it takes to succeed in their careers.

Join CareerSafe in helping your students own tomorrow!

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