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Duval Spreads the Word about CTE

Did you know that February is Career and Technical Education Month?
 
Every year, the Association for Career and Technical Education hosts this public awareness campaign to call attention to the outstanding work of CTE programs and students across the country. Why is it so important to get the word out about CTE? These stats say it all:
 
  • 93% – Average graduation rate for high school students concentrating in CTE programs 
  • 63% – Proportion of American jobs that will require postsecondary credentials by 2018, which can be obtained through CTE
  • 16% – Average increase in annual earnings of a CTE graduate as compared to a traditional high school graduate, eight years following graduation
 
As these numbers show, CTE is a key strategy that helps students engage in their education and navigate the workforce.
 

Career and Technical Education is “education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand” jobs and careers. In Florida and nationally, CTE provides educational opportunities in a variety of career fields including health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and management, agriculture and more.

 

Career and Technical Education Month recognizes that CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom.