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.


Public Comment on the Minnesota 4-Year State Plan Closes on January 31, 2020

Now accepting public comment on the proposed Minnesota 4-Year State Plan.  Go to the comment page to read the proposed plan, find supporting documents, and instructions on how to submit your comments. 

Perkins V Public Comment on State Proposed Performance Levels Extended to January 31, 2020

The public comment period on the proposed performance levels has been extended through January 31, 2020 to provide input to the secondary core indicator changes made on December 2, 2019.

Minnesota is taking public comment on the proposed state determined performance levels. After reviewing various methodologies for establishing state and local performance levels, the recommended state performance levels were set using a factor of the standard deviation of historical data for each performance indicator to determine what would be “meaningful progress” on that indicator by the fourth year of the grant. Then, a conservative rate of growth (i.e., slower growth during the first two years, followed by more aggressive growth in the final two years) was applied to determine the annual performance levels.

Visit the comment page for complete details on how you can participate. Everyone from the general public is encouraged to provide feedback to Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education.

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 Strengthening Career & Technical Education Act (P.L. 109-270).