Dear Colleague Letter: Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education

Summarizes the importance of ensuring that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered by eliminating discriminatory practices and taking proactive steps to expand participation of students in fields where one sex is underrepresented. This can increase overall participation and success in high-growth fields, such as nursing, advanced manufacturing, information technology, computer science, and cybersecurity, for both men and women. The letter serves to support and inform recipients by clarifying the legal obligations to ensure equitable access to CTE programs, and by providing examples of issues that may raise concerns regarding compliance with these obligations.

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