During the 2012-13 school year, 248,960 Missouri high school students and adults took part in career education training programs in public high schools, area career centers, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
Missouri's Career Education delivery system consists of 519 local education agencies. These local education agencies include 443 comprehensive high school districts (53 with area career centers), one state technical college (which is also an area career center), 12 community college districts (four with area career centers), seven four-year institutions, and two state agencies. The network of area career centers provides an economical source of occupational-specific skill training which is available to residents within each school's service delivery area.
Missouri Career Education combines academics and occupational skill training to prepare students of all ages. Training programs are offered in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Skilled Technical Sciences, Technology and Engineering, and Marketing and Cooperative Education.