Career & Technical Education

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The Division of Career & Technical Education provides technical assistance to school districts using a regional outreach model. Through this model, regional career development specialists serve as a resource for all local CTE-related efforts.

Regional career development specialists work primarily with the members of the district CTE team (CTE teachers, counselors, administrators), offering a variety of supports. Some of these supports include, but are not limited to:

  • Locating professional development opportunities based on teacher interests
  • Developing an active advisory committee and encouraging business involvement in the school district
  • Providing feedback on grant applications and budget request justifications
  • Sharing presentations about the benefits of CTE to local school boards or community groups

Regional Map

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Regional Contacts:

Western Region: North Central:
Joe Rainboth

Amber Rost

Northeast Region: South Central Region:
Jane Gubrud

Michelle Nelson

Central Region: East Central Region:
Megan Tatum

Kara Schweitzer

Southeast Region:
Brad Scott

2018-19 Approved CTE Programs
CTE Educator Brochure
CTE Student Brochure
2018-19 PD Options
CTE Fact Sheet
Vo-Tech vs. CTE Infographic


Direct questions to the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 773-3423 or click here for contact list.