Trade and Industrial Education

Trade and Industrial Education, called T&I, prepares individuals for initial employment in a wide range of industrial occupations. This includes training for apprentice trades, technical occupations, and other industrial and service occupations. Trade and Industrial Education is considered to be the broadest of all career and technical education fields.

Trade and Industrial Education programs at the high school level are delivered through specific labor market preparation programs using the cluster approach, single-occupation approach, or through a work-based learning program.

Some of the types of courses you could teach after completing your CTE certification:

  • Advertising Design
  • Animation
  • Architecture Design
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Automotive Technician
  • Building Trades
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Commercial Photography
  • Computer Assisted Drafting and Design
  • Cosmetology
  • Electronics
  • Elements of Floral Design
  • Flexible Manufacturing
  • Forensics
  • Graphic Arts
  • HVAC & Refrigeration
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Law Enforcement/Public Safety
  • Masonry Trades
  • Media Technology
  • Metal Fabrication Cluster
  • Residential and Commercial Plumbing
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunications Technology
  • Welding

Trade and Industrial Education students develop leadership skills and enhance job skills through participation in school organizations like Skills USA. Skills USA activities are integrated into the instructional program to motivate students in preparing for occupational careers. The awards associated with Skills USA activities provide students with recognition for quality effort and work.

Find out if you are eligible for this certification program.