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Businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and educational institutions across the region provide vital programmatic and financial support for CTE programs and activities. They connect learning and work for students in ways that promote academic and career success. They help create a strong, sustainable pipeline of talent for our employers, enabling them to compete globally and grow our economy.
Below are some ways you can become a CTE partner. See our employer engagement opportunities for a detailed listing and calendar of this year's partnership activities.
Work experiences can range from job shadowing and workplace immersion to internships and employment.
Research shows that helping students connect what they learn to the world of work motivates them to stay in school, graduate, earn a post-secondary credential and succeed in their career.
Career and technical student organizations support academics, career-readiness and leadership development through competitions, service activities and career-relevant projects. Students develop character and citizenship, and gain technical, professional and teamwork skills while learning about industries and sectors that interest them.
CTE serves nearly 15,000 middle and high school students each year with career-focused education and work-based learning that empowers students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.
By becoming a Platinum, Gold, or Silver Sponsor, your company will help fund critical programming not covered by government funding, including work-based learning, career readiness training events, and career and technical student organizations.
Help us spread the word that today's CTE is leading educational innovation, helping students develop the academic, technical and professional skills they need to compete in our technology-based, globally connected world.
By working together, we can ensure that every Durham student succeeds in school and career and that our companies get the talent they need to compete and thrive.
Above, CTE partner Todd Ireland from Kimley-Horn conducts a mock job interview with a CTE student.
For a listing of events and programs in need of business support and volunteers from industry, see CTE's employer engagement opportunities.
Lead Workforce Coordinator