New Jersey Department of Education


The Office of Career Readiness would like to celebrate and highlight the expectational activities being conducted throughout the year in districts and in career and technical education programs. To be featured in this section of the website, share your pictures and content with and a representative from our office will be in contact with you.  

All Students featured in pictures and videos must have a signed photo release form on file at their district. In addition the NJDOE photos release form will need to be completed for students and adults. 

10 Ways to Promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Your School

  1. Host an in-person or virtual school visit and invite members of your local community to learn about your school’s strong CTE programs firsthand. 
  2. Highlight a CTE student of the month from each of your courses and share it on social media or on the school website. Write a brief description of what makes this student successful in the program. 
  3. Invite administrators, school board members, and counselors to your classroom —or make it a specific classroom activity— to showcase the great work you are doing in CTE. 
  4. Plan a 15-minute “Need to Know about CTE” presentation with your school’s counselors. 
  5. Choose a month your advisory board, CTE teacher and student representatives highlight CTE and your program at the monthly school board meeting.  
  6. Have students read statistics about Career and Technical Education on the announcements. 
  7. Highlight youth development through Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). How has your class activities extended leadership outside of the classroom to make your students more career and college ready? 
  8. Invite administrators and counselors to your Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) State Student Leadership conference to judge an event. 
  9. Highlight business industry partnerships and the impact they have on your students. Post it on a school website or social media in honor of their participation and dedication to CTE. 
  10. Invite alumni to participate in your district and/or classroom events to share how their CTE/CTSO experiences helped them to be successful.  

Celebrate CTE District Highlights

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