Advantages of Career Technical Education (CTE) Career Pathways

What are the advantages of Career Technical Education (CTE) Career Pathways?
For Students
  • The opportunity to obtain college credit for courses completed in high school
  • A strong core of academics from which to move into a variety of career areas
  • Cutting-edge technical expertise
  • Exposure to high-paying careers
  • Opportunities to visit worksites, participate in internships, and gain an inside look at the world of work
For Parents
  • Reduced tuition costs and other expenses when students earn tuition-free college credits while still in high school
  • More motivated students with a focus on their future
For Teachers and Schools
  • More interesting coursework, resulting in fewer disciplinary problems
  • More students stay in school to complete their education 93 percent of CTE Career Pathways students graduate from high school compared to 82 percent of all students
  • The transition from high school to advanced education is smoother because of the rational progression of course work developed cooperatively by schools and employers
For Colleges and Other Postsecondary Education and Training Institutions
  • More high school graduates go on to advanced education and training
  • Students are better prepared for postsecondary education
  • The transition from high school to advanced education is smoother because of the rational progression of course work developed cooperatively by schools and employers
For Employers
  • Better educated workers who are prepared to grow and develop on the job
  • Greater numbers of skilled workers
  • Reduced employer training costs
  • Employees who know how to apply knowledge and skills to solve work-related problems
  • A world-class workforce able to outwork, outproduce, and outsmart the global competition
For the Community
  • A healthier economy with workers earning higher wages to spend and invest
  • An improved quality of life supported by successful businesses and well-paid residents of the community
  • An educated citizenry that is prepared to contribute to the cultural and civic life