State Policies In The USA Impacting Career and Technical Education (CTE) In 2018


2018 was a significant year for Career Technical Education (CTE).

In 2018, 42 states and Washington, D.C., passed a total of 146 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions and ballot initiatives.

This report from Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the sixth annual review of CTE and career readiness policies across the United States.

It represents the most comprehensive national snapshot of state activity related to CTE and career readiness, and provides a critical opportunity for state and national leaders to reflect on national trends and consider future directions.

In 2018, the top policy areas of focus included:

– Funding
– Industry partnerships/work-based learning
– Dual/concurrent enrollment, articulation and early college
– Industry-recognized credentials, tied with graduation requirements; and
– Access/equity.

Reports from previous years can be found on the State Policies Impacting CTE Year in Review series page.


The Arkansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division supports the national vision for CTE, Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE, and in particular, the five key guiding principles of this vision, namely:

1. All CTE programs are held to the highest standards of excellence
2. All learners are empowered to choose a meaningful education and career
3. All learning is personalized and flexible
4. All learning is facilitated by knowledgeable experts
5. All systems work together to put learner success first


About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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