Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical

The Arkansas Career and Technical Education Division supports the national vision for CTE, Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, and in particular, the five key guiding principles of this vision, namely:

  • All CTE programs are held to the highest standards of excellence
  • All learners are empowered to choose a meaningful education and career
  • All learning is personalized and flexible
  • All learning is facilitated by knowledgeable experts
  • All systems work together to put learner success first.

What is CTE? Video                                                                        CTE: Learning that Works for America Video

CTE Coordinators

CTE Educational Cooperative Coordinators

CTE State Staff Directory

High-Tech Scholarship

Operational Guide

Policies and Procedures

Public Presentations

Technical Assistance


The Curriculum office oversees the development, review, and revision process of Career and Technical Education frameworks. This process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Arkansas and is an ongoing and critical component to ensuring Arkansas students are engaged in current and relevant learning.

Click here for more information on the Career Pathway System, including Program of Study Templates, and Driver's Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) helps students acquire skills needed to begin the path to their occupational goals. Upon completion of the CTE program area courses, students will possess marketable job skills as well as college and career readiness skills needed to be successful in their chosen career path.

Click here for our Occupational Programs Areas

Click here to request a course code for courses not listed in any of the Operational Guides

The Program Areas in ARCareerEd develop and offer various content-related professional development sessions for teachers, administrators, and CTE coordinators. These sessions are held at various locations across the state to enable all to participate. The following page contains a list of upcoming professional development sessions and registration information.

Click here for all CTE Professional Development