Career and Technical Education

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.


Join us on November 3 for the Virtual CTE Works! Summit: A BOLD Vision Beyond 2020

Our keynote speaker, Patrice Banks, founder of Girls Auto Clinic (GAC), is opening up the male-dominated automotive industry, bringing a fresh perspective to the status quo with her inspiring and energetic movement that inspires women, the #1 customer in the auto industry, to be #sheCANics, confident drivers, and smart consumers. This conference brings in over 400 educators and business, industry, and workforce partners across Minnesota to share bold and innovative best practices in career and technical education.

  • Registration is $50/person
  • Meet Career and Technical Education (CTE) exhibitors
  • Network with other CTE educators

The CTE Works! Summit is an annual statewide conference jointly sponored by Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education. Visit the conference website for complete details at

Save the Date: November 2, 2020 Perkins Leaders Annual Meeting

We are going virtual for this year's annual Perkins Leaders meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. with a packed schedule. We will want each consortium to pre-register. Complete details with registration links, agenda, online meeting links, and presentation handouts are posted on the Coordinator's Portal page under 2020 Perkins Leaders Annual Meeting.

CTE Works! Virtual Summit | A Bold Vision Beyond 2020

November 3, 2020

Visit the CTE Works! Summit website for the call for proposals, call for exhibitors, speakers, schedule, and lodging. This annual Summit is jointly sponsored by Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education in partnership with the Minnesota Association for CTE Administrators (MACTA) and Minnesota Association for CTE.