DIRECTOR :: Trey Michael

MISSION :: The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.


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CTE Grade Expansion Program Grant RFP 2019-2020
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The North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, North Carolina State Board of Education, and the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction developed the Career and Technical Education Grade Expansion Program. Established under G.S. 115C-64.17, the Career and Technical Education Grade Expansion Program is designed to expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs by prioritizing the inclusion of students in sixth and seventh grade through grant awards provided to selected local school administrative units for up to seven years; 2019-2020 marks year three of this grant opportunity.

Grant funds awarded through this grant may ONLY be used for employing additional licensed personnel in the areas of: Career and Technical Education, Career development coordination, and support service areas necessary for expanding the CTE program to sixth and seventh grade students. The funds may be used at one or more schools within the local school administrative unit. This grant is not for program maintenance.

Applications for the 2019-2020 fiscal year will be accepted through August 1, 2019. For more information about the grant, please contact Stacia Solomon, Innovative Project Administrator, at

An informational webinar to provide an overview of the CTE Grade Expansion Grant Program will be held Monday, June 17, 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm.

Informational Webinar Registration URL:

NC CTE Career Pathways Directory
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Interactive Career Pathways Map

2016-17 Career and Technical Education Credentialing Data Report
Learn more about the continuing increase in student certifications earned in NC Career and Technical Education courses in the fifth annual CTE Certification Report.
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Career and Technical Education Curriculum
The Career and Technical Education Essential Standards were revised and approved unanimously by the State Board of Education in October 2017. The Essential Standards took effect in July 2018.
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2016 North Carolina Career and Technical Education Career Clusters
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Career and Technical Education Briefing Papers

NC's Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan
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