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State AdministratorWelcome to PTE

We are the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education. Eric Hoffer said, "In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future." At PTE, we recognize that the rapidly changing economy, workplaces, labor market, and technological advances require students to be essentially prepared for these and other particular challenges. And that is our function in Idaho.

The Division of Professional-Technical Education is responsible for secondary, postsecondary, and adult professional-technical programs that are delivered throughout all Idaho public school districts and to the six technical colleges at the College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, and North Idaho College. Professional-technical education programs start at the 9th grade and provide the foundation for portable, stackable credentials that can be pursued after high school at the postsecondary level up to, and including, an Associate of Applied Science degree. Tech Prep provides an Advanced Learning Opportunity for high school students seeking postsecondary credit. PTE provides a valuable relevance and application to many traditional subjects, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Division of Professional-Technical Education provides technical assistance to both teachers and administrators in school districtsand the technical colleges. In addition, the Division provides resources and facilitates industry input in the development of statewide curricula to meet industry standards. The Division also works in collaboration with other agencies to address the changing needs of the workforce and supports this collaboration with apprenticeship and short term training through the Workforce Training Network (WTN).

This website is intended to provide information and access to our system. If you don’t find what you need, please contact us and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Remember to check back often to see what’s new at the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education.

 

Todd Schwarz, State Administrator

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Mission Statement

To provide Idaho's youth and adults with technical skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a highly effective workplace.

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