Career and Technical Education (CTE) equips students with 21st-century skills to prepare them for viable careers in high-growth industries. Because CTE is on the rise, there is an increasing need for comprehensive training opportunities in these industries. According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE):
✻ The top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs include skilled trade positions.
✻ Healthcare occupations make up 12 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations.
✻ There are one million jobs open in trade, transportation, and utilities sectors, and 315,000 jobs in manufacturing.
✻ Middle-skill jobs that require education and training beyond school, but less than a bachelor’s degree, make up a significant part of the economy and workforce.