MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor proclaimed the month of February 2021 as “Career and Technical Education Month” in Wisconsin to recognize the impact CTE programs have in preparing students for a wide range of careers.
“Career and technical education provides students opportunities to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for lifelong success, and produces a workforce ready for our state’s businesses and industries,” State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said. “This month, we recognize all those who make career and technical education possible in our state, and urge our communities to support these unique programs and the positive results they have.”
During the 2019-20 school year, 64 percent of high school juniors and seniors took at least one CTE course, while 30 percent took multiple courses in a career pathway, most frequently in technology and engineering, business and information technology, and family and consumer sciences accounting.
Throughout February, Wisconsin schools will celebrate CTE Month with several events and recognition weeks, highlighting the importance of CTE programs. Stanford Taylor will also visit virtually with CTE students at Arcadia High School, and several Career and Technical Student Organizations during the month.
For more information on CTE in Wisconsin, visit the DPI’s website at https://dpi.wi.gov/cte.