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Mission and Vision of CTE in North Dakota

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The mission of the State Board for Career and Technical Education is to work with others to provide all North Dakota citizens with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a globally competitive workplace.

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The State Board for Career and Technical Education recognizes that a qualified, skilled workforce is essential to the economic well-being of North Dakota's business, industry, and public sector. The Board also recognizes that the economic vitality of North Dakota's citizens will be dependent upon career and technical education's ability to provide an educational experience based on labor market information relating to the needs of business, industry, and the public sector.

The State Board for Career and Technical Education, as North Dakota's public workforce education and training delivery system, is committed to providing career awareness, work readiness skills, occupational preparation, and retraining of workers throughout the state. Career and technical education will span all educational levels, providing youth with exploration opportunities and the foundation skills needed to enter the world of work while providing adults with skills needed to enter, re-enter, or advance in the workforce.

Services will be provided throughout the state in a seamless environment, using both school-based and work-based learning. The system will be developed collaboratively with business, industry, and other agencies. The performance-based system will allow for the flexibility to exit and re-enter as employment demands dictate.

The State Board for Career and Technical Education also recognizes the learner's need to be trained with the latest methods of instruction while using up-to-date technology. The Board is devoted to providing leadership, organizational expertise, technical assistance, and the other resources required to meet the demand.

Quality, accessibility, responsiveness, and commitment to continuous improvement will be the trademarks for North Dakota's Career and Technical Education System.

CTE Program Evaluations

CTE will be conducting on-site program evaluations this fall.  Programs are evaluated based on twelve Standards of Quality.  For more information about how programs are evaluated and the schedule, visit Program Evaluations.