Career & Technical Education (CTE) is learner-focused. CTE learners harness their passions, prepare for life after high school, and connect to the continuously-changing world of work. In Washington, DC, CTE meets the evolving needs of learners and decreases the skills gap for industries by combining academics and high-quality, real-world experiences. DC CTE students design their pathway to success in a career of choice. In the Programs of Study we offer, students gain hands-on knowledge and skills, participate in internships and mentorships, and earn college credit or professional certifications. Our students are often more involved in their coursework and, on average, increase their entry-wage earning potential by 7% for each advanced CTE course taken.