The Career Technical Education (CTE) helps meet the country's very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement and global competitiveness. In total, some 14 million students are enrolled in CTE programs in nearly 1,300 public high schools and 1,700 two-year colleges nationwide. Their mission is to prepare students of all ages for success in college and career by helping them develop the skills, technical knowledge, academic rigor and real-world experience for high-skill, high-demand, highly successful careers.
Alabama's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs develop the talents and skills of students in classroom settings that are rigorous, progressive, and certified to international standards. Students have an opportunity to explore career options in more than 215 courses offered statewide and can earn advanced diplomas and college credit.