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Career & Technical Education
As part of the Maine Department of Education's ongoing commitment to support all learners, Maine Career and Technical Education (CTE) aims to ensure that students acquire the high-quality, industry-recognized technical skills and related academic standards that will prepare them for postsecondary education and entry into an ever-changing workplace and society.
Training an educated workforce is key to developing a successful and productive community and economy. CTE, through its career clusters, pathways and programs, empowers students to develop the attributes and skills necessary to become successful citizens, workers and leaders.
The Maine DOE ensures that all secondary students have the opportunity to access one of Maine's 27 CTE centers and regions. Through CTE, students have access to hands-on learning, career pathways, articulated college credit with Maine's postsecondary institutions, national industry certifications, employability skills, safety training and technical preparation.
Learn more about CTE in Maine by reviewing our:
- frequently asked questions,
- glossary of CTE terms (PDF, 86KB),
- informational flyer (PDF, 591KB) and
- Maine Certified Industry Standards. (State Statute 20-A, Sec 8306-B)