February is CTE Month. Please join us in celebrating Collier County Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs!
CTE programs provide students with the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for true career readiness. Students participate in authentic, meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase their engagement and achievement. Secondary CTE programs provide students with career exploration opportunities earlier in their educational experience, which enable them to make informed and beneficial decisions about their academic coursework and pursue established programs of study and career pathways. Leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to addressing the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and information technology. CTE prepares students for these and other fulfilling careers by offering integrated programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials and ensure that employers have access to a qualified and thriving workforce, ensuring America is a strong and competitive economy.
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Collier County Public Schools' Office of Career & Technical Education (CTE) coordinates and implements career education K-12, all career and technical courses and programs, technical preparation, post-secondary articulation agreements, and school-to-career programs including career shadowing, career mentoring, and teacher externships.
The Office of Career & Technical Education focuses on developing programs and cutting edge curriculum addressing the needs of students entering the job market after high school, or those continuing on to technical schools, community colleges, and universities.
Click any of the below links to learn more about CTE!