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Today’s career and technical education systems are evolving to meet the needs of students and employers in the 21st century. While these robust systems have always provided support and guidance to students seeking rewarding careers, many are also leading innovation, initiating transformational school reform efforts, and blurring the lines between CTE and traditional academic instruction. At the same time, each state's system is unique, with different governance structures and policy and program priorities. Find out more about each state's CTE system below! 

These states profiles are in progress, so some content may not be available. ACTE wants all state profiles to include the most current and valuable CTE-related information available. If you are aware of research or information you believe should be considered, have updates to existing information, or if you identify technical problems on these webpages, please contact ACTE Research Manager Catherine Imperatore. The most recent major updates to these profiles occurred in February 2014; minor updates occur year-round.

Want to share this information with policymakers, business or media? You can download a printable, one-page document with basics on your state's CTE program, including delivery, funding, enrollment, performance statistics and profiles of exemplary programs, with our State Fact Sheets. For a more in-depth look at 2014 policies related to CTE across the states, check out State Policies Impacting CTE: 2014 Year in Review, a collaboration between ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of CTE Consortium.

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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

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ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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