Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Minnesota State. We partner closely with the Office of College and Career Success at the Minnesota Department of Education to prepare students to enter high skill, high wage or high demand employment in Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees is the sole state agency authorized to receive and disburse the Carl D. Perkins federal funds and to supervise the administration of the state career and technical education (CTE) program through Minnesota State under a state plan developed jointly with the Minnesota Department of Education pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 136F.79 and the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-270).


We Launched a Joint CTE Vision with Minnesota Department of Education

We launched a joint vision, mission, principles, and strategic directions to guide our collective work under the reauthorized Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) with our CTE partner, the Minnesota Department of Education.

Making Good on the Promise: Understanding the Equity Challenge in CTE

This is the first brief in the Making Good on the Promise series, which examines equity in CTE. The brief attempts to confront the negative aspects of CTE’s legacy and define the key challenges learners face today. It draws on research and historical data to paint a picture of CTE’s conflicted history and the opportunity it can provide.

  • Understanding the Equity Challenge in CTE .PDF
  • Examining Access and Achievement Gaps .PDF
  • Building Trust to Promote Equity in CTE .PDF