career and technical education

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) had a big showing at the state career and technical education competition.

Wyoming Department of Education

The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting listening sessions as it develops a new plan for the state's career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Catherine Wheeler

Mikayla Patton had no intention of going into what she calls "dirty work" before starting school at Gillette College. She thought maybe she would try criminal justice. But then she got a phone call from her dad. He had worked on oil rigs and in coal mines.

Wyoming Department of Education

In a feat of bipartisan cooperation, Congress has reauthorized the Perkins Act, which provides $1.1 billion for career and technical education CTE.

Wyoming Department of Education

Wyoming’s education policymakers say the state needs to provide better career and technical education for K-12 students.

The number of CTE classes and students around the state has declined in recent years, even as labor market data indicates a need for more graduates with work skills that are typically taught in such classes.

Representative John Freeman of Green River says it’s hard to find qualified CTE teachers—and programs like the Hathaway Success Curriculum mean less time and resources for career education.