About Us


Our Vision

Advancing career and technical education empowers every learner to realize a rewarding career.

Our Mission

Quality career and technical education ensures every learner has equitable access to career-connected learning through a network of knowledgeable partners.

Our Principles

We are committed to ensuring:

  • An equity lens for all decision-making
  • Inclusion of all stakeholders
  • Being bold, innovative, and focused on continuous improvement
  • Responsiveness to the evolving labor market

Strategic Directions

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Education have developed five strategic directions as we transition to Perkins V. 

Advancing Career and Technical Education 

  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Accountability
  • Outreach
  • Awareness and Communication

Career-Connected Learning

  • Career Pathways
    • Programs of Study
  • Career Preparation
    • Work-based Learning

Integrated Network

  • Business and Industry
  • State and federal programs; state agencies
  • Educational Partners
  • Consortia/Minnesota State/Minnesota Department of Education

Equity and Inclusion

  • Service Partnerships 
  • providing resources
  • Data/data management

Knowledgeable Experts

  • Professional development/technical assistance
  • Licensure Preparation Programs
  • Mentor/mentee relationships
  • Consortia leadership