Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that involves the integration of academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge. CTE provides students with a pathway to the postsecondary education and careers required in our global economy. All approved CTE programs in Michigan must align their local curriculum to postsecondary and industry standards. Students meeting the program standards have the opportunity to earn college credit and/or certifications.

CIP SELF REVIEW (zip file)
OCTE CIP-Self Review March 2014 webinar

CTEC/Perkins Coordinators Meeting Calendar 2016-2017


CTE Program Curriculum

located on Navigator web site

 Career Preparation Including Educational Development Plans (EDPs)

PDF DocumentMichigan Career Pathways with Program CIP Codes (updated Feb 2010)
PDF DocumentEDP Fundamentals, 2009 MDE Guidelines
PDF DocumentGrades 7-12 Process for Creating an Electronic EDP
PDF DocumentEDP Guide for Parents

PDF DocumentComprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program (curriculum guide for counselors)

CareerCruising - web-based career development program supporting career exploration, development, and electronic EDP. 

State Guidelines

PDF DocumentMI Career Placement Association - current PD and information regarding work-based learning
PDF DocumentWork-Based Learning Guide
PDF DocumentAdministrative Guide for CTE - 12/2013

Local District CTE Websites

CTE Long Range Plans

PDF DocumentMichigan State Plan for Career and Technical Education 2008-2013
PDF DocumentRegional Secondary Perkins Long-Range Plan for Career and Technical Education Local, State and National CTE Information and Resources
PDF DocumentRegional Improvement Plan


Upcoming Meetings

CTE Programs, Descriptions and Locations  Booklet  March 2014

CTE FACT Sheet March 2014
Career Cruising

An online career guidance and planning system.1-800-965-8541


The new state-wide online, curriculum tool. There also are Powerpoint presentations and direction sheets.

Oversees high school instructional programs that teach students skills in a specific career cluster



Jason Evers
Tirria Kendred