Pennsylvania

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
676
Public High School Enrollment
512,231
High School CTE Concentrators
35,682
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
59,973
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
27
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
188,102
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
60,642
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
72,305
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
112

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
39,635
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
21.3%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Lee Burket
State CTE Director
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street 11th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Funding for FY20
FY20
$45,114,979
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
Yes
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Developing joint programs of study
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Approving a common list of industry-recognized credentials
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
No
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
1%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$150,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
7-8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Technical Skill Attainment/ Assessment
Postsecondary-Recognized Credentials

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
60% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
50.3%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Pennsylvania’s accountability system includes Career Readiness as a SQSS indicator, measuring three activities differentiated by grade level:

  • By the end of grade 5: The percentage of students who demonstrate engagement in career awareness and preparation via a career exploration and preparation program or curriculum.
  • By the end of grade 8: The percentage of students who create an individualized career plan and participate in career preparation activities.
  • By the end of grade 11: The percentage of students who implement their individualized career plan through ongoing development of a career portfolio and participation in career preparation activities.

In addition to the career readiness indicators included in the state accountability system, the Future Ready Pennsylvania index, the state's public facing report card, measures attainment of industry credentials, access to advanced coursework and postsecondary transitions.