Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs have strong ties to business and industry. These partnerships allow students to step out of the classroom into the real world, where they can gain a better understanding of the job skills required for their careers. These programs are often hands-on. Provide students with the technical skills and academic knowledge they will need to prepare for life after high school – future employment and/or a successful transition to a college education. And, cover a broad range of subjects.