Vision of Colorado Career and Technical Education

Colorado Career & Technical Education (CTE) leverages workforce and education systems so that each learner has quality CTE experiences leading to lifelong career success.

Mission of Colorado Career and Technical Education

CTE ensures a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real.

Colorado Strategic CTE Visioning Process

Colorado CTE recently developed 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 have been hosting opportunities for public and stakeholder feedback around the state on a variety of topics.  For more information, please visit our CTE Vision page.


FREE CREDENTIAL COURSEWORK SIGN UP (CTE in Colorado) – You will receive additional information through email with logon procedures about a week after the close of registration.

This course covers EDU 250, 251, 253 & 260.

This course covers these components if you received a letter from the Colorado Dept. of Education that lists either:

  • Foundations of Teaching and Learning
    • Course 1: Orientation and Assessment of new CTE Teachers/Teaching Strategies
    • Course 2: Classroom Management/Creating a Positive Learning Environment/Safety and Liability
  • CTE Knowledge
    • Course 1: Communication strategies/Career advisement/Facilitating CTE Leadership Activities.

*The Practicum and Portfolio requirements are done within your district.


  • Course 1: CTE Philosophy, operation and management
  • Course 2: Student organization/Leadership development

CTE in Colorado Online Session Schedule:

  • Fall 2022 Offering: September 6 – November 14, 2022
    • Registration is closed.
    • Emails for those registered for the class will go out no later than Friday, 9/2.
  • Spring 2023 Offering:  January 17 – March 27, 2023
    • Registration open January 4th at 10am.

CTE in Colorado Face to Face Session:
CACTE July 16-20, 2023 in Loveland, CO.

CTE Director Training:
CACTA – Feb 8-10, 2023 in Loveland. More information will be available Fall 2022!

  • You need to attend the entire conference to receive your CTE Director Certificate of Completion
  • Please note that we do not host this event, so cannot help with registration questions.

Work-based Learning Credentialing:

  • January 4, 2023: 11am-5pm (Virtual)
  • June 7th, 2023: 11am-5pm (Virtual)
    • Registration link will go live here on January 4th at 10am.
CTE overview video

VIDEO: Colorado CTE Overview

video for students
VIDEO: Colorado CTE for Students

video for parent
VIDEO: Colorado CTE for Parents