The Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) was established by the Kansas Legislature in 2007.  As delineated through legislation, the TEA functions under the auspices of the Kansas Board of Regents and makes recommendations to the Regents regarding the coordination, statewide planning and improvements/enhancements to the postsecondary technical education system.  The TEA is comprised of 12 appointed members.

The TEA has set a rapid pace on the road toward improvement of the postsecondary technical education system in the state.  The Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities of the TEA respond directly to legislative direction focusing technical program offerings, including the review and recommended approval of new and existing technical programs; development of new approaches to funding postsecondary technical education; development of accountability indicators; and coordinating the development of a seamless system between secondary and postsecondary technical education levels.  

Vision:  To be a national leader of premier technical education by developing a highly prepared Kansas workforce.

Mission: Drive the advancement of a robust technical education system to meet the needs of Kansas business and industry.

DOWNLOAD: TEA Goals 2024-2025 (pdf)