Career and Technical Education

Welcome to the career and technical education 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

CTE Works! Summit 2014 - Call for Proposals
November 13, 2014 | Crowne Plaza Hotel | Plymouth, MN

Now accepting breakout session proposals! For more information on the conference, including registration, conference fee, location, and criteria for successful proposals, visit our new conference website at If you have questions about the conference, contact Denise Felder, Conference Chair, at

Download the Call for Proposals Announcement and Criteria

Shaping Your Future: Why Minnesota Families Choose College video series

The Minnesota Department of Education and tpt MN worked with college access and success programs, school districts, community leaders and postsecondary institutions throughout the state to find youth and their parents who reflected a variety of journeys to get their postsecondary education. Each had a compelling story to tell, and messages to share with both adults and youth, including messages of challenge, hope, persistence and inspiration. Watch the series on YouTube.

Improving Student Success through Accountability Measures 

Diversity and Student Affairs Conference February 27-28, 2014.
Presention by Eva Scates-Winston, MNSCU System Office and margie Tomsic, Saint Paul College
View the presentation here

New Website Connects Career and Course Planning for Adults

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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.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Resources

Regional planning tools to access information on graduate supply, occupational demand, academic programs and labor market information from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, ISeek Solutions and the Department of Employment and Economic Development.  Get the PowerPoint, Webex recording and other resources..

MN Programs of Study: an Academic and Career Planning Tool

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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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