Career and Technical Education is an innovator and leader in education in Washington that offers courses of study to ensure students explore, compete, and succeed as lifelong learners in the world of work.
Education and workforce leaders partner to engage students and prepare them for life success through multiple career pathways that are relevant to student interests and responsive to the needs of employers and the economy.
- Robust, relevant, rigorous and academic career and technical education, including strong implementation and integration of the 21st Century Skills and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) across K-12 programs and disciplines, to prepare students for postsecondary education they will need.
- Targeted, 21st century-oriented skill training, such as integration of the 21st Century Skills, to meet education requirements for jobs today and tomorrow.
- Career planning for all students, regardless of career or postsecondary path, to ready all students for the world of work.