The State of Career Technical Education

Each year, Advance CTE surveys its members to deeply understand a specific issue within CTE, providing a snapshot in the "state of CTE" across the country.

In 2013, Advance CTE focused this first annual "state of CTE" report on state-approved CTE standards to understand the standards themselves, how they compare to the Common Career Technical Core, and the policies states leverage to adopt and implement CTE standards at the secondary and/or postsecondary level. 

In 2014, Advance CTE researched another critical topic to CTE, the state role in fostering and accelerating employer engagement in CTE.

In 2016, Advance CTE explored ways in which states were bringing more industry experts into the classroom as full-time instructors or in other capacities.