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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Overview
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Overview
Guilford County Schools CTE: https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/2407
CTE prepares all students for high skill, high wage or in-demand careers. The experience begins with career inspiration in Pre-K, awareness in elementary school, exploration in middle school, and preparation in high school. CTE equips students for post-secondary education and immediate employment opportunities to successfully compete worldwide.
CTE Works for High School Students
High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
- Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.
- The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
- 91 percent of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.
NC Top Growth Sectors:
- NC ranks 2nd in the nation in Information Technologies. IT has grown 26% since 2010.
- Software and Telecommunications sector have grown 38% during past five years.
- NC Automotive grew 25% during past 5 years
- NC ranks #2 for STEM program completion in U.S.
- NC is a leading state for STEM job growth.
- NC’s Biotech cluster has grown 31% since 2001.
- Raleigh ranks No. 2 & Durham ranks No. 3 as Most Educated Cities in America.
- NC is 7th best state for Aerospace Manufacturing
- CTE and skilled trades are needed which accounts for 65% of all careers