Nebraska Career Education

What do you need to know?

Nebraska Career Education is world-class education engaging individuals in high quality, rigorous and relevant instruction, enhanced with business and industry, workforce and economic development partnerships.

Excellent career exploration is to enroll in Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study aligned to career interest. CTE offers contextualized, project based, hands-on experiential learning. It is a direct way to learn career skills in a wide variety of post-secondary options and workplaces. All students benefit  with career preparation.

NCE/CTE has coordinating materials and curriculum for both career development and career preparation.  Collaborate with local and state career educators to create a system of career readiness in your community and across our state!

Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

CTSOs are a direct extension of the CTE classroom Program of Study. Students in CTSOs apply classroom learning to real-world experiences in different career clusters, they are not clubs. CTSOs are connected to middle school, high school and postsecondary instructional programs and are integral to the classroom. Student involvement focuses on building career and leadership skills and provides competitive events to demonstrate skills they have achieved at local, state, and national levels. CTSOs are available in Nebraska schools spanning the entire state. Learn more at

Recommended NCE/CTE Resources

The Nebraska Career Education Model represents academic and career preparation for all students.

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Nebraska Career Connections is a comprehensive online career planning system with information and tools to use for the entire career development process. It is free and available to all Nebraskans at:

CTE Programs of Study turn education into a relevant, active, real-life activity! A Program of Study is a structured approach to deliver academic CTE courses and activities to prepare students for postsecondary education and career success. Nebraska businesses and industries are active partners to assure courses, standards and activities are current with today’s workplace. Where possible, dual-credit is included toward postsecondary degrees and certifications. Programs of Study are found at: