What is CTE?

    What is CTE?  Career Technical Education, also referred to as CTE, is a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.    What is CTE? Why? Career and Technical Education (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 compete successfully worldwide. 


    CTE Mission Statement

    Guilford County Schools CTE programming will empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy. In Guilford County Schools, we build our CTE programming to prepare students for success by assisting students in the acquisition of: 

    • Soft skills 
    • Technical skills 
    • Academic skills through application 


    CTE Programmatic Goals

    •  Increase student secondary completion and postsecondary placement 
    •  Increase technical attainment 
    •  Increase career technical student organization participation (CTSO) 
    • Increase work-based learning participation 
    •  Increase involvement of business and community partnerships