February is Career and Technical Education Month

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Career and Technical Education Month is a time to raise awareness about the importance of Career and Technical Education in high schools and post-secondary institutions across the U.S. Career and Technical Education encompasses courses at the high school level and programs at the postsecondary subbaccalaureate level that focus on the skills and knowledge required for specific jobs or fields of work.

In Minnesota, CareerForce engages in Career and Technical Education in various ways. Leading CareerForce partner Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) shares information to help students explore career options and find out what kind of education and training is required for their career path of interest. CareerForce staff reach out to Career and Technical Education instructors and students to share information about local employment opportunities and to work together on career exploration events large and small. And CareerForce staff can help guide people in exploring available opportunities they have for career and technical education to help determine what might be the best option.