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About Us


Welcome to the Minnesota Career Pathways website.

This website was created to help Minnesota adult students create career and training plans that will prepare them for a fulfilling career.

What We Do

We prepare high school students, college students, and working adults to enter the workforce by providing them with both the academic and technical skills needed to be successful. We accomplish this by partnering with business and industry leaders, providing professional development to teachers and faculty, and connecting students to online career and college resources through our connections to local consortia.

Who We Are

We are Minnesota Career and Technical Education. We are represented by both the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and the Minnesota Department of Education. Our strong partnership enables us to pool our resources and efforts to provide Minnesotans with the best possible path to academic and career success.

Our work is driven by the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act of 2006, to improve career technical education and create opportunities to enter high skill, high wage, or high demand employment in Minnesota for all learners.

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 provides an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving state and local accountability. Read more about the Perkins law.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is comprised of 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities. It is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. For more information, visit www.minnstate.edu/system/cte/.

The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota's 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers. For more information, visit www.education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/CareerEd/.

Production

Content for www.mncareerpathways.org was written and edited by the Minnesota Career Pathways work team that included staff from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the former iSeek Solutions organization.

The contents of this website were developed under the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education grant from the U. S. Department of Education. However, the contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education.