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Vermont Career Technical Education

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Giving Vermont High School Students the Opportunity to Explore What’s Possible

Vermont’s Career Technical Education (CTE) centers prepare students for college and future careers through real-world experience, practical applications, mentoring and networking to develop 21st century skills and knowledge. Students have the opportunity to earn free college credits and industry-recognized credentials in their focused program of study—all while progressing on their path to graduation and beyond.

What are Career Technical Education centers?

We Connect Curriculum to real world experience.

Career Technical Education Centers are developing Vermont’s most valuable resource—its people. Their free programs help high school students build the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high skill, high-demand, high-wage careers—to keep Vermont working—in every sense of the word.

CTE Programs Set High School Students Up For Success In What Comes Next.

31% of CTE Program Graduates earned at least one postsecondary industry credential within their program.

90% of CTE Program Graduates transition directly to work or college after high school graduation.

37% of CTE Program Graduates leave high school with college credit earned in their program.

Busting Myths About
Vermont’s CTE Programs:

  • CTE programs cost money and there are only a few CTE centers in the state.
    CTE programs are free to high school students! Applying is also free. There are 17 CTE centers located throughout Vermont—often close to local high schools, and transportation options are often available.
    See our map of Vermont CTE center locations +
  • By taking a CTE program, it will effect a student’s current high school experience.
    Career technical education IS a part of the high school experience! School counselors help to integrate a CTE program within a student’s high school schedule—which can include sports, clubs, and other extracurriculars.
  • High school students in CTE programs won’t be prepared to apply for college.
    False! CTE programs not only prepare students for college, but can also set them ahead with opportunities to earn college credits!

Finding Inspiration
From Your Interests

Uniquely designed programs help
students explore for their future.

Sustaining a Healthy Vermont:

  • EMT & Paramedic
  • Athletic Training/Physical Therapy
  • Healthcare Provider/Nurse
  • Dental Care Provider

Designing for the Future:

  • Advanced Digital Manufacturing
  • Information Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
  • Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance

Making Things Work:

  • Electrical Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology

Building a Sustainable Future:

  • Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Green Construction
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Electric Transportation
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Supporting Strong Communities:

  • Public Safety Officer
  • Childcare Provider
  • Educator
  • Mental Health Provider

Building a Maker Mindset:

  • Exploratory Pre-Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Digital Design and Media
  • Film and Animation
  • Robotics



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Vermont Career Technical Education*** January 23, 2023