Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives students real-world, hands-on experience in a variety of employment fields. Formerly known as Vocational Education (or Vo-Tech), CTE programs in Missouri schools encompass a variety of educational programs and pathways, including programs in Agriculture; Business and Marketing; Health Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Skilled Technical Sciences (e.g. Automotive Repair, Collision Repair Computer Sciences, Construction, Law Enforcement, Machining, and Welding); and Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
This survey asks questions about your general perceptions of CTE programs. It will ask a series of general questions discussing your perceptions of CTE and then, depending on the way you identify in the survey (as a student, parent, business leader, or educator) will direct you to questions that focus specifically on that role. Please choose the answer that most closely represents your perceptions, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. An “I Don’t Know” option is also available if you do not have awareness or an opinion on a particular answer.
This information is being collected by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE's) CTE Advisory Council and is used to help guide the group in their decision making processes. Your responses will be kept confidential and will be aggregated with other responses to help the Council better understand how students, parents, business leaders, and educators see CTE in Missouri.