Career Technical Education

Welcome to the Career 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

2015 CTE Works! Call for Proposals

To submit your proposal for a workshop to present during the November 5, 2015 conference at the Sheraton Westin Minnetonka, MN, review the call for proposals criteria and find the link to the application form on the conference website:

Employer Engagement Webinars

After the success of the Employer Engagement Summit on March 5 held at Anoka Technical College, there will be three follow-up webinars to cover essential topics.  Mark your calendars now; view the details on this document (176 KB pdf).

Webinars will be held April 23rd, May 20th, and June 17th at 2:30pm.

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

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 and visit

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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