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About CTE

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers. The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Indiana is to ensure an education system of high quality and equity for the academic achievement and career preparation of all Indiana students. Students in Indiana’s secondary CTE programs will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in postsecondary education and economically viable career opportunities.

Career and Technical Education State Strategic Plan

CTE was included as part of Indiana's overall Strategic Workforce Plan submitted in March of 2020 as part of the federal Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Perkins V State Plan will guide CTE policy at the state level in the upcoming years, including the implementation of Next Level Programs of Study.

CTE Awards for Excellence

The annual CTE Awards for Excellence ceremony recognizes students, programs or study and partnerships at the secondary and postsecondary level. This year's ceremony will take place on May 6th. Nomination forms are currently open through March 1. Information about nominating and forms for each of the categories can be found below. Learn more about AFE here.

2024 Secondary AFE Nomination Information
2024 Postsecondary AFE Nomination Information

Previous Award Winners:
2022-2023 Awards for Excellence Recipients
2021-2022 Awards for Excellence Recipients
2020-2021 Awards for Excellence Recipients

CTE Data 
Fall 2022 Snapshot