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.

Celebrate CTE Month

Throughout the month of February, South Dakota joins the rest of the country in celebrating CTE Month.

To celebrate CTE Month in South Dakota, we’re kicking off a social media campaign, asking YOU to share “What CTE Means to ME!”.

Share your photos and videos on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtags #SDCTE and #CTEMonth all month long! This is your chance to show off your programs, your schools and your students!

In addition to the social media campaign, the Division of Career and Technical Education will again be hosting Webinar Wednesdays in honor of CTE Month. This year, we will be profiling workforce education grant recipients from across the state. Applying for a workforce education grant can be an intimidating venture, and we’ve reached out to several schools who have made the leap, done the work, and have amazing results to show for it. The goal is to help supply you with resources and encouragement, should you consider applying for your own grant.

Thank you to Amy Miller from Webster Area for presenting this webinar. You can learn about Webster Area’s workforce education grant processes and projects here: https://youtu.be/YRDyAwBZMA8.

Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Johnke from Yankton School District for presenting this webinar. You can learn about from Yankton School District projects here: https://youtu.be/Xj0r_Hkgrao.

CTE STAR Student Nominations
CTE STAR Student Nominations – Week 1
CTE STAR Student Nominations – Week 2
CTE STAR Student Nominations – Week 3
CTE STAR Student Nominations – Week 4

CTE Month Webinar Wednesday
CTE Month Webinar – Week 1: Career Decision Making
CTE Month Webinar – Week 2: Build Dakota Scholarship
CTE Month Webinar – Week 3: Perkins Budget Requests
CTE Month Webinar – Week 4: Ideas for Enhancing Non Traditional Enrollment

Learn more:

• Students
• Parents
• Businesses
• School Districts