Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average. (

What are the benefits of CTE?


  • Students enrolled in CTE programs are held to the same rigorous academic standards as all students.
  • CTE provides a strong foundation for those pursuing a traditional four-year degree.
  • CTE students are more interested and motivated in their coursework because of its connection to the real world, and have lower dropout rates than traditional students.


  • Many sectors of the economy that require skilled workers report a shortage of qualified applicants to fill these positions. CTE programs prepare individuals for skilled professions that are essential to our nation’s economic recovery.
  • CTE programs prepare students, adults, and displaced workers for entry into high skill, high wage, and high demand careers in every industry sector.

Notice of Non-Discrimination:

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or homelessness.