Resources - Career and Technical Education

The Maine Department of Education has compiled the following career and technical education (CTE) resources that educators, students and the public may find helpful as part of our commitment to supporting all students in Maine's learning community.

CTE Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP Codes)

Student Support Resources

Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) Guidance

Mental Health Resources

  • MaineCare Behavioral Health Home Organizations
  • Mental Health Resources


Applied Learning for Middle School Students LD 370. Lessons for middle school students, geared toward industry presentations to students and combining hands-on learning opportunities. Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) led this work with the help of many partners.
Common Career Technical Core Advance CTE has coordinated the effort to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality standards for CTE that states can adopt voluntarily. Maine supports these standards but has not adopted them.
CTE Acronyms Learn CTE's many related acronyms.
CTE Glossary of Terms (PDF, 136KB) This list provides definitions of a wide variety of terms used throughout CTE.
CTE Handout (PDF, 603KB) This flyer offers a snapshot of CTE in Maine. Schools may print this flyer to educate families and communities about CTE.
CTE Teacher Certification/Endorsement in Maine. This page provides information for individuals interested in becoming certified to teach in Maine's secondary Career and Technical Education centers/regions.
Early College (formerly known as Bridge Year) LD1412, Chapter 318, An Act To Create an Educational Collaborative Partnership To Implement a Program That Enables Career and Technical Education Students To Earn College Credits while Attending High School.
Frequently Asked Questions about Maine CTE Provides answers to the most often asked questions regarding CTE in Maine
Maine Learning Results The Maine Learning Results have been updated to include the Common Core State Standards. Maine is one of 45 states to adopt these internationally benchmarked expectations for student learning in math and English language arts
Program Standards Each Maine CTE Program has adopted one or more national or state-level standards tied to the needs of business and industry.
Safety Schemas. As part of MDOE-CTE's Mini-Grant series for SY16 and 17, a team of educators and OSHA experts worked together to design and produce safety schemas. The grant's goal was to create a sample safety library to assist schools in aligning to MRSA Title 26 and the adopted OSHA standards located in 29 CFR 1910. Such alignment allows a CTE school to be better equipped to seek the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers (SHAPE). SHAPE recognizes public sector employers who maintain an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHAPE by the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards is an achievement that distinguishes an organization as a model for workplace safety and health. Upon receiving SHAPE recognition, CTE schools are exempt from programmed inspections during the period the SHAPE certification is valid.


  • Maine Department of Labor