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Career and Technical Education

At The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Development, we help train a qualified workforce for today’s competitive job market. Our research-based programs meet national and/or accreditation standards. They also constantly evolve in response to changing workforce needs. Because Career and Technical Education is critical to our state's economic development, we often partner with local business leaders and legislators to achieve common goals.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses help students develop marketable job skills and earn national industry certifications needed to achieve their occupational goals.

In Mississippi, CTE courses are widely available. At more than 500 schools and 15 community and junior colleges, CTE instruction is offered in 49 distinct occupational areas. Students may enroll in CTE programs in secondary, postsecondary or short-term adult sessions, as well as through industry training or business and industry partnerships.

Program Areas

CTE programs help students develop the skills they need to achieve their occupational goals. After completing CTE coursework, students will earn national industry certifications.

Research and Curriculum Unit/Mississippi State University/Connections Magazine

Career and College Readiness
This school-to-careers transition program crosses all disciplines to help students prepare for the working world. It combines rigorous academics with technical training toward a variety of credentials.

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Student Organizations

Student organizations add to the overall educational experience. They help build social, leadership and teamwork skills, as well as self-confidence. Here's an overview of organizations especially geared to CTE students.

Curriculum

CTE programs follow a standardized, state-wide curriculum. Click to view over 100 curricula for Secondary and Postsecondary levels as well as Adult Short-Term and Tech Prep courses.

 

Career and College Readiness

This school-to-careers transition program crosses all disciplines to help students prepare for the working world. It combines rigorous academics with technical training toward a variety of credentials.

Student Organizations

Student organizations add to the overall educational experience. They help build social, leadership and teamwork skills, as well as self-confidence. Here's an overview of organizations especially geared to CTE students.

Curriculum

CTE programs follow a standardized, state-wide curriculum. Click to view over 100 curricula for Secondary and Postsecondary levels as well as Adult Short-Term and Tech Prep courses.