Programs of Study

The State of Illinois is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to rigorous and relevant educational opportunities that prepares them for success in college and careers. In order to achieve this goal, all Illinois educational systems must work collectively and collaboratively to create an aligned educational structure that improves student learning. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which combine challenging academic coursework with relevant, career-focused content, are uniquely positioned to respond to this challenge.

Illinois CTE provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century knowledge and skills based economy. Students participating in these programs are held to specific and reliable industry based learning standards which ensures that they are fully prepared for both postsecondary education and the high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand career of their choice.

The purpose of this website is to provide ongoing information to interested stakeholders regarding the implementation of Illinois CTE Programs of Study and the 16 Career Clusters. This site also directly supports the administration of the Postsecondary Perkins Grant.

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