February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month — a yearly celebration of CTE programs and its students across the nation.
What is Career and Technical Education?
Career and Technical Education, or CTE, is a specialized career pathway that can help students land jobs in lucrative fields like automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and engineering. At OTC, we offer 20+ technical education degree programs that provide students with the training they need to land a job after graduation.
Our five most popular CTE programs are:
- Computer Information Science
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Development
- Automotive Technology
- Graphic Design Technology
OTC provides its students with hands-on experiences so they can manage a restaurant, perform maintenance on a vehicle, or design a company’s logo — whatever their passion might be. In other words, students who enroll in our technical education programs learn through real-world situations in preparation for today’s modern workforce.
Why choose CTE?
CTE careers have serious earning potential. A person with a CTE-related associate degree or certificate will earn an average of $5,000-$15,000 more per year than someone with an associate degree in the humanities or social sciences. And, in the current job market, 45 percent of job openings require some form of career and technical education. OTC assists students in providing them the education and experience needed to attain their dream job.