CTE has evolved from a limited number of vocational programs available at the turn of the 20th century into a broad system that encompasses a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas which are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy.
Today's CTE provides students:
•Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
•Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics
•Career pathways that link secondary and postsecondary education
•Second-chance education and training
•Education for additional training and degrees, especially related to workplace training, skills upgrades and career advancement.