Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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Career and technical education (CTE) programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 670,000 students in one or more CTE courses in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.

Virginia acknowledges the importance of career and technical education to students and the commonwealth through diploma seals awarded by the Board of Education, by recognizing industry credentialing in its diploma requirements, and through the use of Career Pathways as an integral part of the newly required Academic and Career Plan.

Career Success Stars

Career Success Stars LogoThe Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education celebrates former CTE students in their 20s and 30s recognizing them as the Commonwealth’s brightest Career Success Stars. The individual success stories are featured as video profiles highlighting how CTE programs provide academic and technical skills for high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand careers. For more information, go to Student Profiles.