Career & Technical Education

Why CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with a foundation for a wide range of careers that reflect the contemporary workplace.

College and Career Readiness - CTE programs provide quality work-based learning programs, relevant academic skills, and the employability skills and workforce behaviors  necessary for postsecondary success and careers.

Academic & Technical Skills - promotes life-long learning in a global society.

Work-Based Learning - enhances business and education partnerships, provides students with opportunities to reinforce skills and behaviors to be effective in the workforce.

Leadership and 21st Century Skills through Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) - CTE programs support skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership through CTSOs.

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Sharon Wendt
Phone: 608-267-9251

Sara Baird
Assistant Director
Phone: 608-266-9609

Christine Smith 
Operations Program Associate
Phone: 608-267-0360

What's New in Wisconsin Career & Technical Education

CTE Month Resources  CTE Month Resources

new  CTSO Day at the Bucks

​​Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarships (TES)

new  CTE Technical Incentive Grants

new Course Options overview letter to district administrators

new The 2013-14 Industry Certifications Listing

new The 2014-15 Skills Standards Online Application is now available!

new 2010 - 2014 CTEERS Graduation Rates

Team Information Programs CTE Programs/CTSOs CTE Resource Center



CTE Mission Statement

CTE Newsletters

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Alternative Education
Children At-Risk
Civil Rights Compliance

Education for Employment

Entrepreneurship Education


Skill Standards


Work-based Learning

Youth Options

Ag & Natural Resources / FFA

Business & Info Tech / FBLA

Family & Consumer Sciences / FCCLA

Health Science / HOSA

Marketing Management & Entrepreneurship / DECA

Tech & Engineering / SkillsUSA

CTSO Information

Articulation (WTCS/DPI)

Career Cluster and Programs of Study

Career Development

Carl D Perkins CTE Act of 2006: Implementation Issues Congressional Research Service

CTE Advocacy

CTE Branding

CTE Data Resources

CTE Research

CTE Standards

Disciplinary Literacy

Equity & Diversity

Equivalency Credit

Industry Certification Crosswalk

Technical Education High School Diploma

Wisconsin CTE Professional Organizations



Carl Perkins


Technical Incentive Grants


For questions about this information, contact Christine Smith (608) 267-0360