Business/Community Partnerships

Businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and educational institutions across the region provide vital programmatic and financial support for CTE programs and activities. They connect learning and work for students in ways that promote academic and career success. They help create a strong, sustainable pipeline of talent for our employers, enabling them to compete globally and grow our economy.

Offer Work-Based Learning


Work experiences can range from job shadowing and workplace immersion to internships and employment. 

Expose Students To Careers


Research shows that helping students connect what they learn to the world of work motivates them to stay in school, graduate, earn a post-secondary credential and succeed in their career.

  • Serve as a classroom guest speaker 
  • Exhibit at a career fair or expo

Sponsor A Student Organization


Career and technical student organizations support academics, career-readiness and leadership development through competitions, service activities and career-relevant projects. Students develop character and citizenship and gain technical, professional and teamwork skills while learning about industries and sectors that interest them.

Invest in CTE


CTE serves nearly 15,000 middle and high school students each year with career-focused education and work-based learning that empowers students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.


By becoming a Sponsor, your company will help fund critical programming not covered by government funding, including work-based learning, career readiness training events, and career and technical student organizations.

Spread the Word


CTE works!

  • More than 93 percent of CTE students graduate.
  • More than three out of four pursue further education.
  • Others gain valuable credentials that help them enter careers directly out of high school.


Help us spread the word that today's CTE is leading educational innovation, helping students develop the academic, technical and professional skills they need to compete in our technology-based, globally connected world.


By working together, we can ensure that every student succeeds in school and career and that our companies get the talent they need to compete and thrive.

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