Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

Published: 4/2/2018 3:24 PM


The mission of Career and Technical Education is to assist schools in providing students with skills necessary for a successful transition to postsecondary education or work and a desire for life-long learning in a global society.



Career and Technical Education 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.



KDE/OCTE Technical Upgrade Training 2017/2018



Webinars from OCTE

To Participate in an upcoming webinar, please go to:

   New Skills for Youth Initiative - January 26, 2017


   Perkins Updates - February 23, 2017


   KACTE Summer Program - March 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM


   Occupation-Based Teacher Certification and New Teacher
          Induction - April 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM


   Regulatory and Policy Updates - May 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM


   TRACK and Apprenticeships - June 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM



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


   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

   CTE Data Profile​


   Our Area Technology Centers (ATCs)

   KSIS-KTS Data Exchange (Infinite Campus)

   CTE Professional Organizations

   CTE Student Organizations

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