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.


Watch the #CTEMonthMN Brown Bag Recorded Session


Debunking Stigmas Surrounding Careers in the Trades and 2-year College Pathways

This CTE Month event is a live encore presentation of a popular CTE Works! Summit session.

Two-year college/career pathways are not just for “those types of students!” Students on “both ends of the building” enjoy meaningful and fulfilling careers in the trades! This presentation will feature no-nonsense discussion about stigmas surrounding 2-year college and career pathways. This open and honest conversation includes talk about the job market outlook, earning potential, scholarships, and real-life success stories. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and give feedback. Attendees will also receive digital access to career exploration opportunities, college pathways, and scholarship resource libraries.



A Year in Review from ACTE

As 2020 ends, there has been a flurry of last-minute federal activity. The Year-in-Review Legislative Update from ACTE provides a broad overview of this year's policy actions impacting CTE. Take a look at the legislative year in review for 2020.

Introducing the Online Learning Resource Center (OLRC)

The Online Learning Resource Center (OLRC) is a consolidated source of instructional materials to help secondary and postsecondary educators adapt to the need for ongoing remote or blended instruction.