Minnesota - Content Standards: Career and Technical Education Standards
areer Technical Education (CTE) programs offer academic and technical skills, knowledge and training to succeed in future careers. CTE programs prepare learners for the future by providing learning experiences spanning career fields such as agriculture, architecture, culinary arts, engineering, fashion design, electrical and plumbing, health care, robotics, construction, veterinary medicine, education, or accounting.
CTE is a learning pathway toward educational engagement and achievement. Practical learning experiences introduce students to workplace competencies and 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, career development and employability skills that make academic content accessible in a hands-on context. CTE also provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience through job shadowing, internships, work-based learning, and industry-certification opportunities.