Preparing today's youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers.

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The landscape of Career and Technical Education has changed in recent years.  More and more students are realizing that there are many satisfying, high-wage careers that don’t necessarily require a 4-year college degree–or getting dirty!  

We help students to realize that a great career is at their fingertips by giving them real-world work based learning experiences.

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About Us

IACTED is dedicated to improving Indiana’s economy by offering students the opportunity and experience to train and learn the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.  In doing so, we help to provide a competitive, well-trained workforce for Indiana’s future.

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Here's what's happening in Indiana CTE Programs!

Fun FACTS ABOUT CTE IN INDIANA
15000
CTE Concentrators
100000
​​Total CTE Enrollment
1
Area Technical Centers
25 %
Female Enrollment
67 %
Go on to Postsecondary Ed.

NEWS Articles

Don Wood Foundation Gifts Over One Million Dollars in Support the Next Level Programs of Study in the Area 18 CTE Cooperative

Don Wood Foundation Gifts Over One Million Dollars in Support the Next Level Programs of Study in the Area 18 CTE Cooperative

Bluffton, Indiana (Tuesday, December 21, 2021/Don Wood Foundation) –The Area 18 Cooperatives was awarded more than $1 million in funding to purchase advanced manufacturing equipment for five area high schools, thanks to the generosity of…

J. Everett Light Career Center Shapes Workforce of the Future

J. Everett Light Career Center provides programs that allow local high school students an opportunity to explore their passion in an innovative, hands-on, real-world environment. Director & Principal Shawn Wright-Browner offers insight into how the…
Work Based Learning in IPS!

Work Based Learning in IPS!

We are very excited to share our current WBL activities taking place this year in several of our IPS high schools! Please check out our WBL Quarterly Chat Fall Newsletter to see the great work…
MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL READIES WELDING PROGRAM FOR GROWTH

MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL READIES WELDING PROGRAM FOR GROWTH

After a school year that challenged both students and teachers with virtual and blended learning, more than 100 Merrillville High School students requested welding classes during the 2021-22 school year, nearly double that of previous…
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