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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

CTE Data Collection

The New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) Office of Career Readiness collects information from secondary school districts, county vocational school districts with adult programs and community colleges on all students enrolled in state approved CTE programs. This information is revised on a yearly basis to more completely meet the data requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Failure to submit data by the established deadlines could impact the allocation of funding.


General Information for Data Submission:
All of the CTE data at the secondary level must be submitted through the NJ SMART system, under CTE Submission.  The detailed information can be found at the following link:


County vocational school districts with eligible Perkins postsecondary CTE programs must submit enrollment and performance data annually.  In addition, as part of the administration of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the NJDOE must collect CTE student and program performance data from the county colleges.  The Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) information is crucial to the calculation of performance data to be included on the Perkins funding applications and on examining the success of the county colleges in fulfilling the goals of the CTE programs. 
The CTE data required for VEDS must be submitted through the New Jersey Department of Education's secure website:

Submission Deadlines:
May 31, 2017– adult data for the county vocational school districts
May 31, 2017 – community college data

Data Dictionary for VEDS 2015 Collection

Submitting the Data

When you have completed the data entry for CTE secondary placement survey, CTE adult students' data, or CTE community college data, the file should be saved to your local data system. You must go into the DOE data collection website, click on "CTE (Secondary and Adult)" or "VEDS (College Data collection)" and login to the secure website to upload and submit the saved CTE data file or the placement survey.

Technical Assistance

  • For technical assistance on adult or community college CTE data, or secondary placement survey, please call Shinlan Liu at (609) 633-1056 or e-mail
  • For technical assistance on CTE secondary data collection, please contact the NJ SMART Help Desk by calling (800) 254-0295 or e-mailing