CTE: Preparing today for the jobs of tomorrow

Maryland high-schoolers can add value to their overall education, and earn credit, by participating in Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs – the premier provider of career-focused educational solutions in Maryland.

CTE programs, which include 10 clusters of study, aim to better prepare students for the 21st Century global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs.

According to Maryland State Department of Education, it’s working:

82% of CTE students are satisfied with their ability to learn real-world skills in school, compared to only 51% of non-CTE students.

Notably, as STEM-dependent jobs are added to Maryland, programs such as Biomedical Sciences, Manufacturing Engineering Technologies, Computer Networking, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are attracting more and more students.

However, a wide range of industries are available to explore. Maryland educators and employers have collaborated to develop 10 clusters based on Maryland’s unique employment needs. These CTE Career Clusters include:

For more information about CTE Programs in Maryland, visit marylandpublicschools.org.

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