Welcome to the Career and Technical Education Department.
What Is Career & Technical Education (CTE)? | AES
Colorado CTE Information:
- The CTE concentrator graduation rate in Colorado is 85 percent—6 percentage points higher than the state's adjusted cohort graduation rate.
- 98 percent of CTE concentrators in Colorado go on to postsecondary education or advanced training, military service or employment within six months of leaving high school.
- At the postsecondary level, 64 percent of CTE concentrators earn a credential, certificate or diploma, and 98 percent are placed in employment, military service or apprenticeship programs within six months.
- In 2017, 34,119 associate degrees and certificates were awarded in Colorado—38 percent of all degrees and certificates awarded in the state.
Labor Market Snapshot:
- In Colorado, 42 percent of "good jobs"—which have median annual earnings of $55,000 and pay no less than $35,000 for adults under age 45—are held by workers without a Bachelor's degree.
- The top five industries for good jobs that don't require a Bachelor's degree are:
- Information, financial activities and real estate
- Retail trade
- Health services