Skip to main content

Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, otherwise known as Perkins V (Act, Legislation), was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, and provides nearly $1.3 billion in annual Federal funding to support CTE for our nation’s youth and adults.

The Perkins V legislation outlines the Federal support of CTE and presents a unique opportunity to expand high quality CTE, career exploration, advisement, and career focused learning experiences. Every student deserves the opportunity to explore, choose, and follow aligned career pathways, which include early college and relevant career experiences that lead seamlessly into postsecondary programs and high-quality employment.

For more information, visit the state plan regarding CTE courses.

Collierville Schools has agreements with multiple post-secondary institutions to provide opportunities for students to earn college credit at little or no cost to families:

  • Moore Tech
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee at Martin

The College and Career Readiness indicator measures the percentage of students who earn a diploma from a Tennessee high school and meet success milestones that increase their probability of seamlessly enrolling in postsecondary education and securing high-quality employment.

How can a student earn College and Career Readiness status?

  • Score a 21 or higher on ACT
  • Score 31 or higher on ASVAB
  • Earn Tier 2 or 3 Industry Credential + one other Industry Credential
  • Earn one or more Early Post- Secondary Opportunity (EPSO) Credit*
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
    • Dual Enrollment Courses
    • CLEP Exams
    • Local Dual Enrollment Courses
    • Statewide Dual Credit Courses
    • Industry Certifications