Career and technical education is preparing Maine’s students to succeed in college, careers and civic life by equipping them with the skills they need to enter high-demand fields that are critical to the state’s economic future.
February is Career and Technical Education month, and career and technical educators in Maine and across the United States are celebrating the success of CTE programs, from agriculture and business management to public safety and automotive technology.
Nationwide, Career and Technical Education programs improve the educational experience for millions of high school and college students by providing an engaging, relevant education that reduces dropout rates and improves student achievement.
Visit the Career and Technical Education Success Map to see some examples of CTE success. Visit MaineCTE.org to see success stories from Maine. And watch the video below from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium to get a taste of CTE success from Maine and across the country.
CTE: Learning that works for America from NASDCTEc on Vimeo.
Resources and more information
- Meg Harvey, Career and Technical Education Federal Program Manager
Maine Department of Education
- Career and Technical Education at the Maine DOE
- MaineCTE.org, from the Maine Administrators of Career & Technical Education
- CareerTech.org, from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium