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Career Technical Education


The California Department of Education defines Career Technical Education (CTE) as “A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.” Explore more here.

Standards & Framework

“The Career Technical Education standards and framework bolster California’s standards-based education system by incorporating cutting-edge knowledge about career options, technology, and skills required for success in adult life. This initiative is critical if California is to meet the challenges inherent in its diverse, rapidly changing education, economic, policy, and workforce environment.” California Department of Education


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