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What is Career and Technical Education?

Career & Technical Education (CTE) is learning that works for New Hampshire. CTE is helping our state and our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement and global competitiveness. CTE is developing New Hampshire’s most valuable resource—its people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers—and keep New Hampshire working—in every sense of the word. CTE is organized by a national framework called Career Clusters™, which presents a complete range of related career options to students of all ages, helps them discover their interests and passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and their chosen career. CTE is leading change, transforming expectations and making the difference for students, for high schools and colleges, for business and industry, for New Hampshire.

Learn how Milford Applied Technology Center's engineering program is opening up new educational and career pathways for students! Visit Intelitek's website to read the case study and to hear students describe the program in their own words.

The Integrated Engineering Program in Milford, NH
CTE: Learning that works for New Hampshire!

CTE in New Hampshire

Our mission is to promote career and technical education as a total educational philosophy for our state which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for higher education and the world of work.

The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the career and technical education (CTE) system at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to further education and employment opportunities. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the use of federal CTE funds for program improvement at secondary and postsecondary institutions;
  • Supporting career guidance through the development and implementation of career pathway plans of study (CPPOS) that document secondary to postsecondary education connections;
  • Overseeing a system of 28 secondary regional career and technical centers and sub-centers;
  • Making provisions for the delivery of apprenticeship related instruction;
  • Evaluating and approving the renovation of facilities at the secondary regional CTE centers;
  • Carrying out federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to CTE in New Hampshire.

Enrollment Requirements for Career and Technical Education in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, a person may enroll in and complete a career and technical education program if the following criteria are met:

  • The individual has attended two years of high school; AND
  • The individual does not have a high school diploma; AND
  • The individual applies for the CTE program; AND
  • The individual meets the admissions criteria set forth in the admissions policies of the CTE center and the CTE program; AND
  • There is space available in the CTE program; AND
  • The individual is accepted into the CTE program.

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Career and Technical Education Centers NH Department of Labor (external link)
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