The Career and Technology Education (CTE) State Dashboard is a tool developed by Safal Partners to explore trends related to CTE career clusters in Texas. CTE administrators and stakeholders can use this dashboard to develop strategies that will ensure students are enrolling in courses for high-demand, high-skill, and high-wage career clusters.
This dashboard was built using CTE course enrollment data provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas wages and employment projections provided by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), O*Net Career Clusters Data, and Safal data analysis. Please note, this dashboard was constructed using state level data, trends may be different regionally.
A PDF version of this dashboard can be reviewed in the PDF viewer below, and can be downloaded in the related items section at the bottom of this page. The TEA is considering providing regional dashboard data in the future.
The State CTE Dashboards help answer the following four questions:
1. What are High Demand Career Clusters in Texas?
Details: Each dot in this scatter plot represents the number of recent (2014) and future (2024) CTE jobs in Texas by career cluster.
Key Takeaways: Career Clusters with greatest number of jobs in 2014 are predicted to have the largest amount in 2024. The Hospitality and Tourism career cluster is projected to have the highest growth from 2014 to 2024.
2. What are the Top 5 Wage Career Clusters in Texas?
Details: This box and whisker plot shows statistical information on wages for the top 5 wage career clusters in Texas. The top bar of the whisker represents the maximum wage, while the bottom bar represents the minimum. The dark black line in the box represents the median wage, while the black dot represents the average wage. The bottom value given in the box represents the wage for the first quartile, while the top value in the box represents the wage for the third quartile.
Key Takeaways: Business Management and Administration (BMA), Health Science (Health), Information Technology (IT), Marketing (MKTG), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the top 5 high wage career clusters in Texas. Health has a wide range in terms of the minimum and maximum wage values.  
3. What is Overall State Enrollment by Career Cluster?
Details: This bar chart provides course enrollment data by career cluster and is sorted to show the highest course enrollment at the top.
Key Takeaways: BMA currently has the highest course enrollment and it is projected to have the highest demand in 2024.
4. What is the Distribution of Enrollment by Career Cluster?
Details: This pie chart shows the percentage of total course enrollment by each career cluster.
Key Takeaways: 14.13% of total course enrollment falls within the BMA career cluster.
Please see below for the Career Cluster abbreviations. 
Abbreviation Career Cluster
AFNR Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
AC Architecture and Construction
AAVTC Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
BMA Business Management and Administration
ET Education and Training
Finance Finance
GPA Government and Public Administration
Health Science Health Science
HT Hospitality and Tourism
HS Human Services
IT Information Technology
LPSCS Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Manufacturing Manufacturing
MKTG Marketing
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology
TDL Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics 
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Texas Education Agency

CTE State Dashboard