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 Grant
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 will 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.

Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2018. For more information about the grant, please contact Felicia Gray-Watson, Section Chief - CTE Support Services,

CTE Grade Expansion RFP 2018-19 Release
(docx, 32kb)

Grant Program to Prepare Future Workforce in Coding and Mobile App Development
State Superintendent Mark Johnson received funding from the General Assembly to establish the Coding and Mobile Applications Grant Program. The grant program will provide funding to grant recipients to design and implement computer science, coding, and mobile application development curricular program for middle and high school students starting this school year. Local school administrative units and charter schools are eligible to apply for grant funds. Schools are to work with industry partners. The grant will provide opportunities through the partnerships to at least identify how the partnership will provide increased career opportunities for students engaged in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations; alignment with Career and Technical Education, Career and College Pathways, and postsecondary program; and create innovative, nontraditional and immediate pathways for students related to mobile software applications. For more information about the grant, please contact Delores P. Ali, CTE Section Chief.

Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program Application for 2018-19
(docx, 958kb)

Coding and Mobile App Development Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(docx, 24kb)

NC CTE Career Pathways Directory
(pdf, 4.4mb)

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.
(pdf, 4.4mb)

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.
(pdf, 1.9mb)

2016 North Carolina Career and Technical Education Career Clusters
(xls, 1.1mb)

Career and Technical Education Briefing Papers

NC's Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan
(pdf, 1.6mb)