Director Dr. Elton Frerichs

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The vision of Career & Technical Education (CTE) is to provide Monroe County students the opportunity to participate in a rigorous and relevant career and technical education program that leads to academic achievement and successful employment in a global economy.

Tennessee’s Career & Technical Education consists of 16 nationally recognized career clusters with the ultimate goal of preparing students for success at the post-secondary level and in their chosen careers.

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Learn more about CTE

Tennessee Department of Education
Career & Technical Education
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc)

CTE: Learning that works for America

Nationwide, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve the country’s needs. CTE is preparing students of all ages to help drive America’s success and vitality.
This video summarizes the national efforts behind the CTE: Learning that works for America initiative

CTE: Making the Difference

CTE is leading positive change in secondary, postsecondary and adult education, with innovative programs that are making a difference nationwide. CTE: Making the Difference is a high-energy 3-minute video highlighting the many ways CTE is working for America by improving high school graduation rates, lowering drop outs rates, and increasing the number of students going on to college.