Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education prepares Montana K-12 students for a wide range of careers and post secondary education programs. Career and Technical Education courses are found in Montana's middle schools, high schools and career centers. 

Career and Technical Education courses provide students with life and employment skills to make them highly desirable employees in today's modern workforce. Skills learned in K-12 Career and Technical Education courses prepare students to go directly into the workforce or to continue their education with a much higher degree of focus and direction for their career goals. 

Montana has over 500 approved Career and Technical Education programs and over 800 certified teachers in Agriculture, Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences. More than 150 Montana high schools participate in the federal Carl D. Perkins and state Career and Technical Education grant programs to support and improve their Career and Technical Education programs.



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TJ Eyer, Division Administrator 406.444.7915 

Shannon Boswell, Agriculture Education Specialist 406.444.4451  

Renee Erlandsen, Health Sciences Education Specialist 406.994.6986   

Christy Hendricks, CTE/Perkins Data Control Specialist 406.444.9019  

Don Michalsky, Industrial Trades and Technology Specialist, 406.444.4452  

Eric Swenson, Business Education Specialist, 406.444.7991   

Megan Vincent, Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialist, 406.444.3599