Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education and Student Transition

Published: 7/15/2019 12:02 PM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential component of the high school curriculum. For many students, it represents as much as a third of their high school experience. It is a critical component in meeting the needs of students in academic achievement, career exploration, career preparation and leadership development. Successful transition to postsecondary education, work or the military is one of the goals of Kentucky's educational system. The percentage of students making successful transition is a component of the high school accountability index.

There are many areas in which CTE is involved. A brief list follows

Graduation Requirements

Transition Readiness

Early Postsecondary Opportunities


​Charlene Baxter
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext. 4249
Fax (502) 564-4800
students in a science lab


   Kentucky Career Clusters (Poster)

   Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
     (Kentucky Final Report)

   Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
     (Kentucky Final Report w/Updated Appendices)

   KY Career and Technical Education Funding Analysis



   Our Area Technology Centers (ATCs)

   KSIS-KTS Data Exchange (Infinite Campus)

   CTE Professional Organizations

   CTE Student Organizations

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