February is CTE Month!

CTE month logo

February is the month to celebrate the achievements and contributions that Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide in preparing students for high skill, high wage, and in-demand careers. Immeasurable gratitude goes to all the education stakeholders; the students, local directors and administrators, teachers, school counselors, business and industry partners, parents, and other key stakeholders for their tireless efforts to help students grow, thrive, and reach their full potential to build a better tomorrow.


To get involved, please consider volunteering to judge at an upcoming Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) State Conference this spring! As a competitive events judge, you’ll connect with CTSO members (students) who have been preparing all year long for a chance to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to a career pathway of their choice.


To sign up and learn more about each CTSO State Conference volunteer opportunity, please click the links below.


  • DECA – February 29 or March 1, 2024

  • FCCLA – March 18, 2024

  • FBLA – March 21-22, 2024

  • HOSA – April 3-6, 2024

  • TSA – April 18-20, 2024  

  • SkillsUSA – April 24, 2024  

  • FFA – June 25-27, 2024  


Learn about CTE in North Carolina


Research NC Career and Technical Education course offerings in the 2023-24 NC CTE Course Management System.


North Carolina CTE students earned more than 325,000 credentials during the 2022-2023 academic year.


2022-23 Credentials attainment info


Governor Cooper proclaims February Career and Technical Education Month.


Gov Cooper Proclamation