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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education 2024-06-12T15:53:57-06:00

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Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and makes academic content accessible to students by providing hands-on experiences in various industry sectors. Build New Mexico highlights the eight priority sectors identified by Governor Lujan Grisham. Career Pathways NM provides labor market information by school district and custom reporting for every district in New Mexico.

CTE courses follow standards detailed in New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC). These standards require that all districts, charter schools and eligible state educational institutions meet challenging academic and technical standards set forth by NMAC 6.29.3.

2024 Career Clusters Guide Cover

CTE within New Mexico also utilizes resources such as the Career Clusters Guide Book, New Mexico Career Pathways, and Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).

To access digital copies or to pre-order physical copies of English and Spanish Career Cluster Guide Books, click on this link.

CTE Regions and Priorities


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Career Technical Student Organizations

Page last updated June 12, 2024