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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

Nominations have now closed for the 2020-2021 CTE Awards for Excellence. Award winners will be notified by April 15. The Awards for Excellence ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 12 at the Indiana Government Center. Attendance will be limited and specific information will be provided at a later date. 

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