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.


Proclamation on Career and Technical Education Month, February 2020

We're thrilled to share the governor's proclamation for CTE Month in Minnesota. Tag us @MinnStateCTE if you're showcasing your trades programs at your campus or celebrating career and technical month. We'd love to hear about it.

Perkins Local Application Will Open on March 15, 2020

We are working on a few technical issues in the grant portal which delay the "go live" date for the online application. We moved the date to March 15, 2020. However, you can still download a copy of the narrative questions, budget spreadsheet, and statement of assurance forms from the Perkins Local Application web page.

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).