WHO IS CTE FOR?
CTE is for all students from all backgrounds. The contextual knowledge and skills aid students in identifying, guiding, and achieving their goals. The practice of goal-setting itself is a worthy attribute to attain as a characteristic of successful people.
CTE first introduces the array of careers that adults across the world enjoy, then provides connected information toward acquisition of that career, and delivers a sequence of learning opportunities that place students on the threshold of that career. Many students have little career frame of reference outside of their immediate circles of family and friends. CTE opens the door and mitigates the barrier of entry for all students toward careers. Even if students change their minds about their chosen careers throughout their time participating in CTE programs, they still benefit from goalsetting experiences, interpersonal communications, problem-solving situations, and metacognitive applications of learning.