Welcome to Career and Technical Education for Students & Parents!

Below you will find the 5 divisions of CTE, click to explore the programs in further detail across Montana.  Keep scrolling down the page to find other information about Career & Technical Student Organizations, scholarship opportunities, apprenticeships & internships, career opportunities and pathways, labor market information related to your field of study and so much more.


Career & Technical Student Organizations

Monatana currently has 7 Career & Technical Student Organizations.  Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership and personal development, applied learning and real world application.

CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.  CTSO’s help guide students in developing a career path, a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national level and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners.


Montana FFA
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

BPA - Business Professionals of America
Our mission is to empower Montana Business Professionals of America students to succeed in a world-class workforce through the development of leadership, academic, and technological skills.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

FCCLA - Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSE programs. HOSA is 100% health care.

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

TSA - Technology Student Association
Technology Student Association provides middle and high school students with opportunities for leadership, teamwork, community service, personal growth and recognition.


Montana Career Pathways

Montana Career Pathways is a fantastic tool for discovering the hundreds of CTE career opportunities available in Montana.  MCP can provide you with the knowledge you need to choose the right path for you.  Features include:  graduation requirements, volunteer work, internships & apprenticeships, coursework and recommended classes, major options, career options, job growth, average salary and starting salary, industry recognized credentials (IRC's) and so much more.  Click the here to get started.

Scholarship Opportunities

This resource is designed to support career and technical education professionals and their students to seek support for their CTE programs and for funding assistance for tuition to pursue postsecondary CTE studies. Check back frequently as new programs are announced routinely.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Recognizing students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

Every year, Reach Higher Montana awards at least 75 - $1,000 scholarships to Montana students through the Reach Higher Montana Scholarship program. We encourage students who wish to reach higher in education, career, and life to apply!

You don’t have to be an all-star athlete or a 4.0 student to receive a scholarship. Apply early and keep track of progress and deadlines. In addition, many scholarships require a FAFSA, so don’t forget to file every year!


Internship & Apprenticeship Opportunities


The key to the success of the Montana Registered Apprenticeship program is the partnerships with public, private and tribal organizations, education institutions and businesses across the state.  Montana Registered Apprenticeship is proud to partner with 610 employer sponsors statewide.

This is not just a business class. Youth Entrepreneurs’s educational model bridges the gap between textbook learning and practical application. It empowers teachers to innovate in their classroom and prepares students for success in the workplace and in life.


Statewide & Regional Occupation Projections

Use the interactive map below to discover labor market data about your field of study.  You can find valuable information about careers in Montana such as: job growth, education requirements, minimum training, salary and average pay, apprenticable in MT vs apprenticable in US and more.


Interactive Map -  Help Instructions 

Use the interactive map below to find out which CTE programs are offered at high schools around Montana!