College and Career Readiness have become critical to preparing students for 21st Century Skills. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs integrate K-12 academic standards with contextual workforce training. CTE programs are the introduction to college- and career-readiness programs. These programs provide both technical training and hands-on learning experiences for students to exercise and build sustainable skills that all employers value. CTE programs are applicable to all students and should not be referred to as supplementary. CTE can take a central focus in assisting students in establishing their academic paths. Click here and read about 4 reasons why schools should prioritize career & technical education.