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1 Company LOGO Career Pathways 101: A Tour Guide

2 Company LOGO Career Pathways & Perkins  Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006  Reauthorized from 1998 legislation  Reauthorized through fiscal year 2012  Purpose of the Act  To develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs

3 Company LOGO Perkins Funds  Louisiana Community & Technical College System  Postsecondary  Technical College Campuses  Community College Campuses  Universities with 2-year Associate Degrees in CTE Programs  Secondary (grades 8-12) – through State Department of Education  Parish School Systems  City School Districts  Special School Districts

4 Company LOGO Perkins Requirements  Build on efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards to assist students in preparation for high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations  Promote the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education  Support partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools, local workforce boards, business and industry  Provide individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop, in conjunction with other education and training programs, the knowledge and skills needed to keep the United States competitive

5 Company LOGO What are Career Clusters?  Groupings of occupations and industries  Based on common Knowledge and Skills  Organizing tools for curriculum design  Guidance model  Instructional model

6 Company LOGO How were clusters developed?  U.S. Department of Education  National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc)  National Advisory Committees (each cluster)  Business and Industry  Labor  Government  Education (secondary & postsecondary)

7 Company LOGO 16 Career Clusters 16 clusters which include validated knowledge and skills

8 Company LOGO Career Clusters as a Tool  Blends rigorous academic/technical preparation  Provides career planning  Offers options for students to experience all aspects of an industry  Facilitates/assists students with transitions

9 Company LOGO Cluster Approach  Strategy to organize instruction and student experience around career themes  Incorporates existing school reform strategies (career academies, small learning communities, etc.)  Connects to business and higher education  Connects academic, technical and employability knowledge and skills

10 Company LOGO Career Clusters DO NOT  Take away current programs  Take away occupational areas  Track learners into a single job

11 Company LOGO Career Clusters DO  Provide a framework that current programs slot into  Provide a framework for seamless education  Provide MORE career options for learners  Provide a framework for addressing the entire world of work  Provide a picture of how Knowledge and Skills transfer vertically and horizontally

12 Company LOGO Career Clusters Framework

13 Company LOGO Foundation K&S Topics  Academics  Communications  Problem Solving and Critical Thinking  Information Technology  Systems  Safety, Health and Environment  Leadership and Teamwork  Ethics and Legal Responsibility  Employability and Career Development  Technical Skills

14 Company LOGO Career Pathways  A coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career courses, commencing in the 9 th grade and leading to an associate degree, and/or an industry- recognized certificate or licensure, and/or a baccalaureate degree and beyond  Developed, implemented, and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers  Formulated by grouping professions that require similar talents, knowledge and skills  Available to all students, including adult learners  Designed to lead to rewarding careers

15 Company LOGO Occupational Specialties  Specific occupations within the cluster / pathway  Advanced skills typically taught for a particular occupation

16 Company LOGO Pathway Model

17 Company LOGO Programs of Study  State developed or approved programs, which may be adopted by local education agencies and postsecondary institutions to be offered as an option to students when planning for and completing future coursework for career and technical content areas  Incorporate secondary and postsecondary elements  Include coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that align secondary education with postsecondary education to adequately prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education  May include the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits  Lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree

18 Company LOGO Sample Program of Study PROGRAM OF STUDY -- GUIDELINE FOR COURSE SELECTION CORE 4 REGION 6 DRAFT COLLEGE: Louisiana Technical College Region 6 Campuses LTC PROGRAM: Welding PARISH: COLLEGE CREDENTIAL(S): Technical Diploma (TD) 60 hrs HIGH SCHOOL(S): Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) 25-33 hrs CAREER CLUSTER: ManufacturingTechnical Competency Area (TCA) 5-12 hrs PATHWAY: Production COLLEGE CREDIT POSSIBLE: 12 hrs REQUIRED COURSES GRADEENGLISHMATHSCIENCE SOCIALRECOMMENDED ELECTIVES COURSES STUDIESOTHER ELECTIVES COURSES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES ADULT LEARNER ENTRY POINTS SECONDARY 9English I (1)Algebra I (1)Physical Science (1)World Geography (1) Health (.5) Physical Education (.5) Core NCCER (1)Agriscience I (1) Administer the iLeap Exam 10English II (1)Geometry (1)Biology (1) Free Enterprise (.5) & Civics (.5) Physical Education (1)Introduction to BCA (1)Education for Careers (1) Administer GEE Exam: Students must pass English and Math with Basic. 11English III (1)Algebra II (1)Chemistry (1)American History (1)Foreign Language (1)Welding I (1)Basic Tech Drafting I (1) Adminster the GEE Exam: Students must pass Science or Social Studies. To earn a CTE Endorsement students must pass all four components of the GEE 21 with Basic. To earn an Academic Endorsement students must pass all four components with a score of Basic or above or a combination with the English score at Basic or above. 12English IV (1) Financial Math or Sr Appl in Math (1) Physics or Environmental Science (1) Social Studies or IBC Course (1) Foreign Language (1)Welding II (1)CTE Internship I (1) Administer college placement exams (reading, math and writing) and other assessments to determine academic readiness and career skill preparedness: provide academic/career advising and additional preparation. POSTSECONDARY Year 1 WELD 1110 Occup Orien & Safety (3) WELD 1210 Oxyfuel Sys (2) WELD 1411 SMAW Fillet Weld (3) WELD 1140 Elec Fund (2) CPTR 1000 Intro to Computers (2) WELD 1120 Basic Blueprint (3) WELD 1130 Weld Insp & Test (2) Year 1 WELD 1310 Cutting Process (2) WELD 1410 SMAW Beads (2) WELD 1412 SMAW V- Groove (3) WELD 2110 FCAW Fillet (3) WELD 2111 FCAW Groove (3) WELD 2210 GTAW Multi-joint (3) WELD 2230 GTAW Alum Multi-joint (3) Year 2 WELD 2310 GMAW Fillet (3) WELD 2311 GMAW Groove (3)JOBS 2450 Job Seeking (2)WELD Elective (4) Required Courses Recommended Career and Technical Education Elective Courses - Primary Other Recommended Career and Technical Education Courses Credit-Based Transition Programs (e.g. Dual/Concurrent Enrollment, Articulated Courses, 2+2+2) Mandatory Assessments, Advising, and Additional Preparation

19 Company LOGO Put it all together !  Career Cluster (16)  Student will choose after career guidance and exploration  Career Pathway (81+)  Student will choose a pathway within the cluster that narrows the career choice  Program of Study (endless)  Student will use the Program of Study to plan high school course selection to prepare for postsecondary education or career choice  Personal Plan of Study (each student)  Student’s personal plan of coursework  Revisited annually

20 Company LOGO Where do clusters fit?  Elementary, Middle and Comprehensive High Schools  Career Academies  Small Learning Communities  Regional Career Centers  Magnet Schools  Technical Colleges  Community Colleges  Business and Industry

21 Company LOGO Educational System Model  Career Awareness (Grades K-5)  Career Exploration (Grades 6-8)  Career Preparation/Transportable Skills (Grades 9-postsecondary)  Advanced Technical Skills/Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning

22 Company LOGO Benefits  How does the career clusters/career pathways approach affect:  Students  Teachers/Faculty  Counselors  Schools  Business/Industry  Parents

23 Company LOGO Students  Enhances academic achievement by providing real-world relevance  Provides opportunities to explore multiple pathways  Helps relate high profile careers to real life situations  Eases transition between education levels and into workforce (and maybe quicker)

24 Company LOGO Teachers/Faculty  Curriculum can be tailored to the needs of the community  Opportunity to integrate CTE and traditional academics  Opportunity to enhance academic achievement for all students  Learners are more focused and engaged

25 Company LOGO Counselors  Connects learner interest with coursework  Helps explain to students the need for course selection / requirements  Motivates students to reach higher academic achievement  Helps counsel students towards appropriate postsecondary education  Shows relevance of school to postsecondary and lifelong learning

26 Company LOGO Secondary Schools  Broadens the scope of existing curricula  Encourages coordination among faculty  Provides a framework for curriculum alignment

27 Company LOGO Postsecondary Schools  Learners who have established a career path  Learners with better academic skills and in need of less remediation

28 Company LOGO Business/Industry  Provides a well qualified workforce which can quickly adapt to changing needs  Gives them the opportunity for input in school curriculum  Builds a framework for cross-training or re- tooling the workforce

29 Company LOGO Parents  Their child has a smoother entry into postsecondary education  Their child will be more prepared for making better career decisions  $$ savings in education costs

30 Company LOGO Getting Started  Recognize the need for school-wide change  Involve the community  Build staff capacity  Identify career themes  Develop advisory boards  Focus on professional development

31 Company LOGO What does all this mean?  Career Clusters are a part of our future.  They are a win-win for learners, parents, educators, and businesses.  They are flexible.  They fit into any educational setting.

32 Company LOGO What about Louisiana?  Louisiana has adopted 16 career clusters  70+ career pathways have been designated throughout state  Programs of study developed at state meeting  DOE, LCTCS, BOR working together  State articulation agreements signed  High School ReDesign committed to change

33 Company LOGO Resources  States Career Clusters Initiative   Preferred Product/Technical Assistance Providers  Brochures, Posters, Resources CD  Pathway Models  Interest Inventory  Career Clusters Tour Guide, Modules 1 & 2  8 th Annual Career Clusters Institute – June 14-16, 2010 – Denver, CO

34 Company LOGO Resources  College and Career Transitions Iniviative (CCTI)   Funded by the U.S. Department of Education  League for Innovation in the Community College  Leaders in development of the Programs of Study  League for Innovation Summit – March 28-31, 2010 – Baltimore, MD

35 Company LOGO Contact Information Melba Kennedy, Program Coordinator for Secondary to Postsecondary Transitions Louisiana Community & Technical College System 265 South Foster Drive Baton Rouge LA 70806 Phone 225-922-2787 Cheryl Probst, CCT Coordinator Region 6 East Partnership 508 John Dale Drive, Suite B Vidalia LA 71373 Phone 318-336-4746 x 15246 Cell 318-308-4789 Donnis Poe, CCT Coordinator Region 6 West Partnership LTC Alexandria Campus PO Box 5698 Alexandria LA 71307-5698 Phone 318-487-5443 x 125 Cell 318-308-5308 Terri Cedars, CCT Coordinator Region 7 South Partnership LTC Natchitoches Campus PO Box 657 Natchitoches LA 71457 Phone 318-357-7003

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