During the month of February, students and teachers across our state are taking time to celebrate Career & Technical Education.
CTE in South Dakota
Career & Technical Education prepares all students to be college & career-ready. CTE equips students with core academic skills, employability skills & job-specific technical skills related to a specific career pathway.
In South Dakota, CTE courses are offered in middle schools, high schools, technical institutes, and universities. Students access courses at their local school districts, at regional CTE centers, and online.
Within CTE, occupations and career specialties are grouped into Career Clusters®. Each of the 16 clusters is based on a set of common knowledge and skills that prepare learners for a full range of opportunities.
CTE classrooms are modern-day laboratories, where students and educators alike are developing the skills that will power the future of college and career success.
CTE classroom innovators are hard at work in nearly every community, and this February we invite you to join us in recognizing them.