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Career & Technical Education

CTE: Learning that Works for America

CTE is developing America’s most valuable resource—its people; helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers—and keep America working—in every sense of the word.

CTE Program Services

Serve as liaison between TEA and districts in providing technical assistance needed by districts to achieve quality CTE programs, enhancement of academic and technical knowledge and skills, quality career counseling and guidance activities, teacher certification activities, and career and technical education student organizations.

Provide technical assistance to districts involved with Performance-Based Monitoring Intervention activities.

Provide assistance to districts in completing the annual Carl D. Perkins application and developing and implementing related activities.

Coordinate and provide for CTE professional development activities for teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher educators.

Disseminate education resources to districts.

Establish and maintain communications among districts colleges, universities, workforce development boards, and the TEA CTE staff.

Provide activities to promote student enrollment in non-traditional courses and increase awareness and understanding of non-traditional careers.


Statement of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of the Education Service Center – Region 17 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in the career and technical education program, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

CTE Workshops
See calendar on the left for fall workshops.

CTE Curriculum and Resources
NEW CTE TEKS for 2017-2018 LiveBinder
Chapter 130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Career & Technical Education
Chapter 127 TEKS for Career Development
Innovative Courses                     
Nontraditional Courses
Ch 75 CTE and Special Populations
CTE Advanced Course List for Funding
Career Preparation and Practicum Courses 
CTE Work-Based Learning Training (Online)
Advanced Technical Credit Program
Career & Technical Special Populations
CTE Program Calendar Sample 
CTE Safety Checklist Form Example 
General CTE Program Evaluation Example I
General CTE Program Evaluation Example II
FCS Program Evaluation Example
Agriculuture Program Evaluation Example
Trades & Industrial Program Evaluation Example
CTE Professional Development
Texas A&M University  
     Agriculure, Food & Natural Resources
     Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Stephen F. Austin State University 
     Education & Training
     Hospitality & Tourism
     Human Services
University of North Texas      
    Architecture & Construction
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
    Business Management & Administration
    Government & Public Administration
    Health Science
    Information Technology
    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences 
CTE: Learning that Works 
Vocational Information Center    


We are passionately committed to developing and nurturing healthy, thriving learning communities across Region 17 by guiding and supporting schools in their quest for excellence.

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