A standard is defined as a statement of knowledge and skills that students should possess at critical points in their educational career. The requirement for career and technical education (CTE) programs and courses to use industry standards, and the manner in which those standards are chosen, is set forth in Chapter 313, Section 8306-B of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes. Each Maine CTE program has adopted one or more national or state-level standards tied to the needs of business and industry.