The Career and Technical Education Team

Shannon Boswell, Division Administrator (406) 444-7915

Eric Tilleman, Agriculture Education Specialist  (406) 438-6636

Jamie Corley, Health Science & Public Safety Specialist (406) 437-2434 

Ian Beagles, CTE/Perkins Data Control Specialist (406) 444-9019  

Mike Houghton, Industrial Technology Specialist (406) 465-7384

Austin Schweitzer, Marketing Program Coordinator (406) 444-2059

Eric Swenson, Business Education Specialist (406) 444-7991   

Gayla Randel, Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialist (406) 431-2117

Career and Technical Student Organization State Directors

Lisa Parker, BPA State Director (406) 579-3697

John Stiles, DECA State Director (406) 209-4490

Whitney Whittecar, FCCLA State Director (406) 229-2017

Jim Rose, FFA State Director (406) 994-7050

Katie Meier, HOSA State Director (406) 868-9445

Mary Heller, SkillsUSA State Director (406) 399-0640

Jesse Gray/Kirk Woosley, TSA State Directors (406) 676-3390 ext. 7553


Career and Technical Education

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

CTE 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 455 approved CTE programs and 673 certified teachers in Agriculture, Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Technology, and Health Science.  169 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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