Career & Technical Education


Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare individuals for a wide range of careers that reflect the contemporary workplace.  They incorporate rigorous academic and technical standards that equip students with skills necessary for successful transition to postsecondary education or work while promoting life-long learning in a global society. CTE programs support skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership through Career and Technical Student Organizations and incorporate service, leadership, and competitive activities that enhance students’ classroom experiences. Direct ties to community, education, and the workforce are essential to every CTE program and allow learning to take place in multiple settings that result in students earning a local, state, or industry credential. Work-based learning programs enhance business/education partnerships, provide students with opportunities to reinforce skills learned in the classroom in a work-setting, and teach employability skills and work behaviors to be effective in the workforce.  Through this comprehensive approach to learning, students in CTE build a rich portfolio of knowledge and skills to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

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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

new CTE Technical Incentive Grants

new CTE Fall Workshop Registration

new Course Options overview letter to district administrators


new The 2013-14 Industry Certifications Listing


new The 2013-14 Skills Standards Online Application is now available!


new 2010 - 2013 CTEERS Graduation Rates

Team Information Programs CTE Programs/CTSOs CTE Resource Center



CTE Mission Statement

CTE Newsletters

Click Here to subscribe to CTE Newsletter


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
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