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In the most basic sense, career and technical education (CTE) is all about preparing students to enter the workforce to be successful for careers that will allow them to make a livable wage. CTE encompasses everything from career exploration, academic content, technical skills, work-based experiences, and industry-recognized credentials (among other things), all with the ultimate goal of a sustained high skill, high wage, in demand career that fulfills the needs and desires of each individual. 

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Minnesota CTE Teacher Job Postings

Here is a link to the most current listing of CTE job postings here in Minnesota:

CTE Teaching Jobs

Is this eligible for Perkins funding? pdf

Are you wondering what expenditures are eligible for Perkins V funding?

Do you have an equipment needs in your CTE program that you are not sure qualify for purchase using Perkins funds?

This pdf may help answer those questions.

State-Recognized Programs of Study User Guide pdf

This pdf book is the collaboration between Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Ed in assisting school districts in development and implementation of quality programs of study within their schools.  Quality programs of study provide students the opportunity to participate and engage in high-quality career and technical education that meets business and industry standards and rigor.  This includes the incorporation of foundational knowledge and skills, employability skills, and core academic knowledge.


Awarding Core Academic Credit through Career and Technical Education Courses pdf

For students in grades 9-12, Minnesota Statute §120B.024 defines minimum credit requirements for graduation. This statute also allows for credit equivalencies within career and technical education programs. This pdf provides a chart showing a basic reference point and if career and technical courses might be eligible equivalents for traditional coursework.

Career Program Advisory Committee Handbook pdf

Everyone who manages a career and technical education (CTE) program in Minnesota knows that advisory committees are required. At the secondary level, they are written into state statute.

This handbook was developed to help you learn how to build and sustain a strong and active advisory committee

CTE Licenses FAQ pdf

What does it mean to have a CTE license?

This pdf was developed to answer this and other related questions around CTE licensure.

Work-Based Learning 101 pdf

What is Work-Based Learning?  How does a school get approval for a WBL program?

This pdf was developed to answer some of the basic questions about WBL.

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A partnership of five Perkins Consortia across northwest Minnesota working towards fulfilling the promise of career and technical education for our students and Minnesota’s economy.