Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical

“Reflect…Transform…Lead.” 

Arkansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) has adopted a bold new national vision for career and technical education. This vision was developed by the National Association of State Directors of the Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) to emphasize the critical role that CTE plays in our nation’s educational advancement and economic competitiveness. 

The technical knowledge, workplace skills, and real-world experience gained through CTE prepare our current and future workforce for the high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers so vital in today’s economy.

CTE Directory

Policies and Procedures

Operational Guide

CTE Educational Cooperative Coordinators

Technical Assistance

High-Tech Scholarship

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.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) help 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.

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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.

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