Welcome to CTCI!

The Committee on Technical and Career Institutions (CTCI), one of the three branches of the NEASC Commission on Public Schools, accredits a wide range of comprehensive technical high schools and career centers throughout New England. Career and Technical Education (CTE) in New England is delivered through a variety of models, including but not limited to: comprehensive technical high schools, technical career centers, vocational and agricultural high schools, agricultural high schools, Job Corps Centers, and vocational aquaculture centers.  A common pedagogy unites all CTE approaches:  a belief that students are most engaged when teaching is personalized, inquiry-based, applied to real world situations, and problem/project-based.  A key feature of CTE is on-the-job experiential learning.  CTE programs are STEAM based (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), aligned with career pathways, and combine rigorous academic and technical curriculums that lead students to earn stackable credentials, licensure, and hours toward state apprenticeships. 

Here you will find a variety of valuable information provided to better prepare you for accreditation. We have included materials to help guide you through the Standards, the Self-Study and the Visit phases of the Accreditation Cycle.

Read an overview of career and technical school/center accreditation

Process

A continuous cycle of improvement, growth, and partnership.

Standards

The foundation of the Accreditation process.