Benefits of Career and Technical Education for Students
The Texas Workforce Investment Council reports many benefits for Texas students who participate in CTE programs in high school, including:
- Higher graduation rates (95.6% of CTE participants vs. 89.1% of all students).
- Better academic performance in Algebra I and English II on state assessments.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “eight years after their expected high school graduation, the median annual earnings for CTE concentrators were higher than for non-concentrators.”
Testimony in support of HB 618 submitted to the Texas House Committee on International Relations & Economic Development