Partner with CTE
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.
Expose Students to Careers
See our 3-2-1 Future Ready page to get involved directly with students and classrooms by serving as a guest speaker, offering work-based learning experiences, and more.
Sponsor A Student Organization
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.
Invest in CTE
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 sponsoring CTE, 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.
Spread the Word
- More than 93 percent of CTE students graduate.
- More than three out of four pursue further education.
- Others gain valuable credentials that help them enter careers directly out of high school.
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: Todd Ireland of Kimley-Horn conducts mock interview with a CTE student