Career Technical Education
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Business, Marketing and Information Technology
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Health Science
- Service Occupations
- Trades and Industry
- Work-Based Learning and Experiential Learning
Planning for Students' Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment
Legislation requires all students starting in 9th grade to have a Personal Learning Plan. This plan should include academic scheduling, career exploration, 21st Century Skills, community partnerships, college access, all forms of postsecondary training, and experiential learning opportunities. Visit the Personal Learning Plans page for more information.
Industry Engagement and Student Organizations
Engagement from business and industry partners is an essential element of providing quality CTE programs. Minnesota requires Perkins V funds recipients to create and use local advisory committees comprised of business partners who have occupational and industry insights on the types of knowledge, skills and attributes required for student success in a given career field. Advisory committees are essential to ensuring program relevance and quality, providing students and school districts with new opportunities and resources, and connecting students and educators with the larger regional, state and national employment communities.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are key components to a strong CTE program. These organizations engage local businesses to help students understand career pathways while bringing relevance to the classroom that prepares students to be career and college ready. Student organizations also provide industry-based competitive events and leadership experiences at school, state and national levels. Learn more about industry engagement in CTE programs and student involvement in CTSO programs.