Career and Technical Education

Welcome to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) unit at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. We partner closely with the Office of College and Career Success at the Minnesota Department of Education to prepare students to enter high skill, high wage or high demand employment in Minnesota.

News and Announcements

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2015 Year in Review

Now in its third year, this report is a joint venture of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).

We're celebrating CTE Month in February!

CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign held each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. CTE Month 2016, with its theme of "Opportunities for Career Success", gives you the chance to tell stories of leadership and excellence from your local CTE programs and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success.

Our CTE Month Resources page will help you get started!

Employer Engagement Summit and Webinars

After the success of the Employer Engagement Summit at Anoka Technical College, three follow-up webinars were held to cover Recruiting Partners, Advisory Committees, and Partnership Design and Evaluation.

Webinar recordings, materials and other information can be found on our Employer Engagement page.

Minnesota Career Pathways: Career and Course Planning for Adults

Introducing MN Career Pathways: Your Success Starts Here, a self-service website that facilitates career and course planning for adult learners. The site is a user-friendly tool that curates information specific to adults in one place. The website does not duplicate information found on other career resources, instead it gathers career, education, and training information in one easy place for the adult learner.

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MN Programs of Study: an Academic and Career Planning Tool for High School Students

Use this website to learn what combination of classes and activities will help you prepare for your future. Do a search by high school, college or career pathway to get started. Check out the website at

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