Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State CTE Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary, and adult Career Technical Education CTE across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Advance CTE's About CTE webpage links to a variety of informative resources to help educators and partners understand CTE career pathways and CTE education options in their state.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce and to empower educators to deliver high-quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success. The ACTE website links to a variety of informative resources, including its CTE Basics webpage (with links to basic CTE fact sheets and infographics) and its State Facts webpage (with links to state-specific fact sheets and profiles).
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) expanded the definition of special populations to include individuals experiencing homelessness, paving the way for state and local CTE and homeless education leaders to partner in support of CTE access and success for learners experiencing homelessness. This brief, co-authored by Advance CTE and the National Center for Homeless Education, explores CTE barriers for learners experiencing homelessness and recommends strategies for addressing these barriers.
The U.S. Department of Education's Perkins Collaborative Resource Network CTE Performance Profiles provide national and state data on CTE access and success for all learners and disaggregated by special population, including "homeless individuals". Users can "drill down" into national and state CTE data using the dropdown menus at the top of the webpage. Data on learners experiencing homelessness can be viewed in disaggregate by selecting the desired data indicator and then clicking on the "Special Populations" button.