CTE Transitions, formerly Tech Prep, is a federal initiative developed to address the demand for a highly skilled workforce. CTE Transitions is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement ACT of 2006 (Perkins IV, using the option of a “10% Reserve” set-aside from Title I, Part C Funding). CTE Transitions requires designated community colleges to fund activities related to CTE Transitions objectives with the goal of helping Career Technical Education students’ transition from secondary to postsecondary education and on to the world of work.
The program provides a means for students to begin a program of study in high school which continues to a community college. These programs combine academic courses needed for success in college and technical courses need to prepare students for high skilled, high demand careers.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs prepare students for high skill, high demand technical careers in a competitive global economy.