WHAT IS CTE?
The CTE Vision
Reflect, Transform, Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education
In the spring of 2010, CTE leaders, advocates and partners committed to a new CTE vision to guide the future of education for all students. Its ultimate goal: to prepare students of all ages to succeed in education and careers—and enable the United States to flourish in a dynamic and increasingly competitive global economy.
The new CTE vision is defined by five guiding principles. Collectively, they serve as guideposts for the CTE community to set priorities and make decisions affecting CTE programs, policies and priorities—and to chart a new course for CTE and the nation in the 21st century.
For more information about CTE in New Jersey, check out NJCCVTS.
CTE in the News
February 23, 2021: From NJ.com: To prepare kids for the workplace, companies should partner with vo-tech and colleges | Opinion by Judy Savage and Aaron Fichtner
February 20, 2020: From NJ.com: N.J.’s technical schools will expand to prepare more students for jobs of the future | Opinion by Judy Savage
April 2, 2019: How New Jersey turned vocational schools into sought-after academies by Sarah Gonser, The Hechinger Report
February 28, 2019: Career and Technical Education prepares our students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet, N.J. commissioner says by Star-Ledger Guest Columnist
September 13, 2018: Four Hard Questions That Will Dictate the Future of Career and Technical Education by Rick Hess
September 1, 2015: Why We Desperately Need to Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools by Nicholas Wyman
November 2014: Opportunities and Options: Making Career Preparation Work for Students A report released by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
August 24, 2014: Bloomberg.com – Shop Class Not for Slackers as Mechanic Out-Earns Peers by Jeff Green and John Irwin