Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs provide pathways to success for high school students. Our programs connect student interests to careers in current or emerging professions. CTE program graduates often earn more annually in their careers (U.S. ED).

Why CTE?

Participate in work-based learning.

Earn industry recognized credentials.

Get ahead with Postsecondary Opportunities.

Extend Your Learning

Find community—join a student organization.

Explore summer CTE Program opportunities.

Program not offered at your school? Attend the ATC.

Family Resources

Learn why career education should start in middle school.

See the impact our programs are having across the District.

Learn more about DC CTE’s programs, support, and team.