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


Check out the presentations from CTE Works! Shaping the Future

The CTE Works! 2014 Summit was a huge success! We are adding presentations as they come in. You can find them all at www.cteworksminnesota.org/schedule

Check out the presentations from the Perkins Coordinators Annual Meeting

We are adding presentations as they come in. You can find them all at www.cteworksminnesota.org/registration/coordinators-meeting.

Pathways to Postsecondary 2.0 Summits

December 4, 2014 | Rochester Community & Technical College | Rochester, MN
December 5, 2014 | St. Cloud State University | St. Cloud, MN
January 23, 2015 | North Hennepin Community College | Brooklyn Park, MN
February 6, 2015 | Dakota County Technical College | Rosemount, MN

The Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invite you to this opportunity to collaborate on student success! For more information, contact Jessica Espinosa, Coordinator of College Transitions, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, jessica.espinosa@so.mnscu.edu. View the summit flyer or go to Pathways to Postsecondary 2.0

Adult Pathways to Postsecondary Forums

December 12, 2014 | North Hennepin Community College | Brooklyn Park, MN

These Pathways  to Postsecondary 2.0 regional forums will build the capacity of practitioners and leaders in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and higher education in their understanding of best practice in adult career pathways. For more information, contact Julie Dincau, ABE Transition Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education, julie.dincau@state.mn.us or Jessica Espinosa, Coordinator of College Transitions, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, jessica.espinosa@so.mnscu.edu. View the event flyer for complete details

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 www.readysetgomn.org.

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.

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 www.mnprogramsofstudy.org.

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