Montana’s High School Career & Technical Education programs continue to incorporate financial literacy and financial education into their programs each semester, and will soon be a requirement for graduating seniors. Some schools offer semester long courses, and some schools integrate financial skills into a variety of classes. While all CTE programs offer some form of financial education, Business Education and Family & Consumer Sciences classes teach it most often.
Why is it important? Even a basic understanding of personal finance ehances the decision-making ability of young adults. Money isn’t everything, but having enough can be the difference between worrying about the future and feeling secure. Too many Montanans don’t know enough about money; especially about how to make it work as hard as they do.