Emerging Center for Career and Technical Education Excellence

Working in partnership to advance workforce education.
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The mission of the center is to offer programs and services that support and promote career and technical education (CTE) in partnership with educational institutions, governmental agencies, business and industry, other non-profits and professional associations.



The Emerging Center for Career and Technical Education Excellence seeks to serve the career and technical education community by meeting the 21st century needs of K-12 and postsecondary technical educators who are at the forefront of workforce education.

Our Focus

The work of the Emerging Center for Career and Technical Education Excellence focuses on goals reflected in three areas:

  • Professional Development
    Provide professional development to enhance educators’ effectiveness
  • Research
    Establish a research agenda that influences policy and practice
  • Communications & Outreach
    Support quality CTE programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels through communication and outreach.

Emerging Center for CTE Excellence garners $75,000 grant

A $75,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust will provide seed money to help further establish the Emerging Center for Career and Technical Education Excellence
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CTE Programs at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided leadership for the field of Career and Technical Education (CTE) since the early 1900s and is recognized nationally and internationally for its programs that prepare quality educators. 

UW-Stout is uniquely qualified to address the needs of career and technical educators and leaders as it is the only UW campus that offers a full complement of career and technical education programs.

Graduates from the CTE programs are prepared to teach and/or lead within secondary and postsecondary settings such as high schools, community colleges, public and private technical colleges, and industrial training programs.

News from the Director

Emerging Center's blog is a space for thoughts, research, and all things CTE.

Emerging Center for CTE Excellence Advisory Committee

Byran Albrecht President & CEO Gateway Technical College
Maria Alm Dean UW-Stout
Sara Baird Asst. Director, CTE WI Department of Public Instruction
Rachel Bausman Business Educator Anoka High School
Stacy Eslick Executive Director WI School Counselor Association
Jeralyn Jargo CTE Director Minnesota State
Randy Hulke Director UW-Stout Discovery Center
Brenda Kretzschmar CTE Coordinator CESA 11
Barb Miller Director UW-Stout Multicultural Student Services
Chris Neff CTE Director Racine Unified School District
Colleen McCabe Provost & Vice President WI Technical College System