Partner with CTE

  • 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. See our  employer engagement opportunities for a detailed listing and calendar of this year's partnership activities. 

    Offer Work-Based Learning

    Work experiences can range from job shadowing and workplace immersion to internships and employment. 

    Expose Students To Careers

    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.

    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 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.

    Spread the Word

    CTE works!

    • 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, CTE partner Todd Ireland from Kimley-Horn conducts a mock job interview with a CTE student.

    Partner With CTE

    For a listing of events and programs in need of business support and volunteers from industry, see CTE's employer engagement opportunities.


    Ondrea Austin
    Lead Workforce Coordinator
    (919) 560-3858


    Thank You CTE Partners!

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