About Us

General Information on Our Office


Nationally, in all but 14 states, the Perkins grant and Career and Technical Education (CTE) planning is administered by a State Educational Agency.  In Hawaii, that agency is the State Board for CTE and its administrative arm is the Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education (OSDCTE), often referred to as either the CTE Center or CTE State Office. Both the State Board for CTE and its OSDCTE are placed for the purposes of state Perkins administration under the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii System. OSDCTE assists the State Board in carrying out the purpose and provisions of the Perkins’ legislation. Additionally, OSDCTE develops and revises the State Plan for CTE, recommends establishment of policies for CTE, and assists the Department of Education and the University of Hawai’i Community College System in planning, coordinating, and evaluating CTE programs and activities.

Career and Technical Education

What is CTE?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational program that aligns academic standards with technical knowledge and skills to prepare students for careers in current or emerging occupations and further education. CTE is the only educational program in which course content is guided by business and industry input.
CTE Mission
Prepare Hawaii students for todayʻs workforce and continuous learning.
CTE Vision
“Nationwide, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve the country’s needs. CTE is preparing students of all ages to help drive America’s success and vitality. Further, it is creating an educational environment that integrates core academics with real-world relevance. CTE is leading this change, transforming expectations and making a difference for students, for secondary and postsecondary schools, for businesses and industry—for America.” (http://www.careertech.org/)

Address and Information

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Career and Technical Education Center
    Lunalilo Freeway
    Lower Campus Road
    Portable 1, Room 5
    Honolulu, HI 96822

  • Phone: (808) 956-7461
  • Email: hicte@hawaii.edu

Picking Up or Dropping Off
If you are picking up or dropping off, please pull up on the very right lane (emergency lane) next to the curb near the guard shack. If a guard questions you, just let them know you will be quick. If you need to stay longer than 15 minutes, please contact an office administrator for a parking pass to park in the Music Building lot outlined in red. See Map Below.
Parking Map