Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The purpose of these documents is to provide guidance for policies and procedures regarding the Career and Technical Education program in South Carolina.  The Charter Institute at Erskine maintains the role of an authorizer and LEA. Each charter school within the Institute has the autonomy to develop policies and procedures individualized to meet the needs of the school, if those policies and procedures are consistent with State and Federal Laws, the school’s charter, as well as contract and Institute policies and procedures.  If there is a resource you would like to tweak to fit your school, send an email to [email protected] and an editable version will be emailed to you.

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is the practice of teaching specific career skills to students in middle school, high school, and post-secondary institutions.  

CTE is split into 16 Career Clusters:

Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Education & Training
Hospitality & Tourism

Architecture & Construction
Human Services

Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
Government & Public Administration
Information Technology (IT)
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Business Management & Administration
Health Science
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics


CTE Programs Evaluation Tools


Chief of Accountability & Authorization
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