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

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 2014-15 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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