Passions Into Professions

Career & Technology Education (CTE) prepares students for future career & college opportunities built around their interests.

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Explore Your Career Interests

SkillsUSA students ready to explore career interests

First step! Let's explore your career interests by first taking a very brief   survey. We need to find out what career would match your personality type. The results of the survey will generate codes that rate your Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Artistic, Social and Enterprising personality characteristics. When you find a career that matches or is similar to your personality it will most likely lead to a higher success rate and job satisfaction. Click here to begin

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Research MD High School CTE Programs

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Next, check out the Maryland Career & Technology Education (CTE) programs of study. These high school programs are organized in 10 industry areas (called clusters) to help future leaders build businesses and build communities. Each program description features detailed information on college accreditation, industry certification and program data to give you the big picture.  

CTE Program Pathway Information CTE Apprenticeship Information 

CTE Enrollment Data for Maryland CTE Outcome Data for Maryland

Share & Prepare

Share Your Passion - What are CTSO's?

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Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSO) connect students with business and community partners for structured leadership, presentation and professional development training. There are four CTSOs in Maryland: DECA, FBLA, FFA and SkillsUSA. All four organizations have hundreds of thousands of members combining passionate students with similar interests in CTE programs.

Prepare For Your Career

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Once you know the career you are interested in pursuing and have found the Maryland CTE program to match it is time to prepare for a job. Maryland's economy has grown every year for over 20 years and generated a staggering 393 billion dollar GDP in 2017. The opportunities in Maryland are available to those that are Work Force Ready Day One.

Click here to get ready for your career in Maryland.

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