Colorado Strategic CTE Visioning Process
Colorado CTE is developing a state strategic vision and plan for career and technical education that considers our unique landscape and opportunities over the next five years. The plan will help us ensure we are providing learners access to quality CTE programs that are aligned to industry demand and lead to high wage, high skill, in-demand employment. As part of that process, we will be hosting opportunities for public and stakeholder feedback around the state on a variety of topics. Feedback forms and surveys will also be available as we go through the process. If you have questions, feedback or would like to get involved, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overall Goal / Outcome of CTE
To provide quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) competencies, technical skills, and seamless transition to further education or employment and better prepare students, including special populations to meet challenges of the workforce, economic development, and emerging occupations.
CTE State Funding
Over the last 40 years, appropriations for the Career Technical Act (formerly the Colorado Vocational Act of 1970) have dropped proportionately to the dramatic increase of the actual cost of CTE programs. In 1971-72, the General Assembly provided just over 58 percent of the actual cost of CTE programs (Actual cost: $11.16 million, state funding: $6.5 million). In 2014-15, the General Assembly provided 25 percent of the actual cost of CTE programs. (Actual cost from FY15 reported expenses: $97million, state funding: $25million).
Postsecondary – 34,031 individual students enrolled in CTE programs
High School – 103,802 individual students enrolled in CTE programs
Middle School – 24,455 individual students enrolled in CTE programs
To learn more about Colorado CTE, please check out our CTE Fact Sheet!
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