A brief that maps out five steps state leaders can take to rebuild trust in marginalized communities that CTE historically failed to serve equitably.

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), requires states to disaggregate CTE data by special populations, Career Cluster® and CTE program/programs of study. States can use this data to implement strategies to close equity gaps.

To help states with these steps, this brief features state examples from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Idaho and NebraskaIt examines strategies that states are using to communicate the promise of CTE and gain buy-in from within state agencies, from communities and from stakeholders to promote equity in CTE.

The Making Good on the Promise series is made possible through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co.