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1 Welcome Guidance and Counseling Professionals! What is Career & Technical Education and Its Role in Education?

2 Welcome Introductions Questions Activity CTE- What do we already know?

3 What is CTE? Career and Technical Education includes instructional program areas such as: Agriculture Business & Marketing Family and Consumer Science Health Sciences Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Skilled and Technical Sciences Leadership/ Community Service Lab/ Classroom/ Hands On Instruction Extended Learning CTSO’s

4 Why Career and Technical Education? 1917 Smith-Hughes Act CTE needs to be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work, prepared for postsecondary education, and ready for life as positive, contributing members of society in the 21st century. With CTE, students succeed. CTE ensures students are College and Career ready, but also life ready with the development of 21 st Century Leadership Skills

5 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Without a quality career and technical education, this nation will not be able to compete in a global marketplace. Why Career and Technical Education?

6 CTE is Critical to Our Nations Future Because…… Global competition There are shortages of qualified skilled workers There are deficiencies in the most current equipment/technology It offers employability skills The courses provide leadership, team work, and communication skills

7 CTE’s Role in The Classroom Washington State CTE courses require teachers and schools to: Ensure that coursework is simultaneously aligned to rigorous academic standards, postsecondary expectations, and to industry standards Provide rigorous, engaging, and relevant teaching styles Provide extended learning into the community and industry through job training Provide program of study options Prepare students for postsecondary education and training

8 Through CTE, students: Explore careers in middle and high school Identify a career goal Write a High School and Beyond Plan identifying: high school and college level academic and skills-based classes, training programs and apprenticeships that will best prepare them for their career path of choice Take classes at high schools, skills centers, and community and technical colleges that apply math, science, and other academic subjects to develop 21 st Century leadership and technical skills in real-life, hands-on way

9 Through CTE, students: Pursue a rigorous Program of Study to a registered apprenticeship, industry certifications and two-and four-year college options Earn tuition-free college credits as well as high school credits required for graduation Become leaders by participating in skills competitions and community services Have opportunities to take part in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) such as FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, DECA, SkillsUSA, HOSA, WCTSMA, and TSA

10 CTE, Not Just a Program! ALL CTE courses offer equal and equitable education for ALL students through Methods of Administration (MOA)

11 Purpose of the MOA To ensure students enjoy equal access to CTE programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The intent is to identify, remedy and prevent discrimination in CTE programs operated by education agencies receiving federal financial assistance.


13 CTE Myths CTE classes teach students a narrow set of skills CTE is the dumping ground for academic underachievers Young kids cannot fill the current employer demand CTE classes attract students who are not college bound CTE teachers are not highly qualified CTE curriculum does not align to our State’s common core Students enrolled in CTE programs have a lower graduation rate

14 Graduation Rates CTE Completers have a higher graduation Rate!

15 CTE &Postsecondary Education Many CTE courses offer dual credit opportunities and attract students who are college and career bound According to the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, CTE is an educational strategy for providing young people with the academic, technical, and employability skills and knowledge to pursue postsecondary training or higher education. CTE courses in Washington State offer students with Dual credit opportunities through Tech Prep articulation and through the Advanced Placements CTE courses approved by the College Board. ALL CTE instructors are required to have a CTE certificate in a specific program area of teaching

16 High School Drop Outs: An Economic Problem CT courses provide a hand on approach to learning, keeping kids engaged in school and offer extended learning into the community & job training ALL CTE frameworks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the 21 st Century Skills CTE classes teach students various skill sets that prepare them for employment and postsecondary education “The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network has identified 15 strategies that have the most positive impact on dropout rate. Career and Technical Education was one of the 15 strategies.”

17 Facts About CTE Strategies include: Systemic renewal Safe learning environments* Family engagement* Early childhood education Early literacy development Mentoring/tutoring* Service-learning** Alternative schooling* After-school opportunities** Professional development* Active learning** Educational technology** Individualized instruction* Career and Technical Education Many of these strategies are integrated into the Career and Technical Education model such as service- learning, afterschool opportunities, and active learning environments!


19 Why CTE? Success in the New Economy by Kevin Fleming

20 What is CTE’s Role in Education? We teach the technical skills, career exploration and planning, employment, and postsecondary readiness from the moment students are in our classrooms

21 Program Specific Information Agricultural Education Business & Marketing Family and Consumer Sciences| GRADS Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Health Sciences Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Skilled and Technical Sciences

22 Agricultural Education Pathways of Instruction and Sample Classes General Agriculture (biology, ag-leadership) Animal Systems (animal science, vet science, equine science, aquaculture) Plant Systems (horticulture, floral design, agronomy, landscape design) Natural Resources (water, wetlands, and marine resource management, urban forestry) Biotechnology (animal/plant biotech) Ag Business (ag economics, ag communications) Food Products and Processing (food science, food technology) Power, Structural, Technical Systems (ag mech) Environmental Service Systems (environmental studies/science, sustainable energy) CASE Curriculum AFNR ASA APA Biotech Natural Resources 20 in state- 15 out of state this year NGSS Trainings Focus on 3D integration 3 State hosted trainings in line with state science roll out plan (60 teachers trained)

23 National FFA Organization 579,678 FFA members, aged 12‒21, in 7,570 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just over 7,100 members currently in Washington. In 2013, 127 sponsors provided 1,726 individual scholarships worth over $2.1 million through the National FFA Organization. To date, more than $36 million in FFA collegiate scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing higher education. FFA classroom activities include math and science as well as hands-on work experience and the development of life skills, helping members discover their career path and realize success. Collectively, FFA members earn more than $4 billion annually through their hands- on work experience. Members participate and learn advanced career skills in 49 national proficiency areas based on their hands-on work experiences ranging from agricultural communications and food science and technology to turf grass management and wildlife production and management. According to the student magazine readership study, 87% of our students are interested in learning about career exploration, 81% about college preparation and 81% about technology. Through 24 national career development events and one activity, FFA members are challenged to real-life, hands-on tests of skills used to prepare them for more than 300 careers in the agriculture industry Rebecca Wallace, Agriculture Sciences Education | 360-725-6244

24 Business and Marketing IT Academy Computer Programing / Science FBLA DECA Washington Business Week Lance Wrzesinski, Business and Marketing | 360-725-6244

25 Family and Consumer Sciences What is Family and Consumer Sciences? Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is the comprehensive body of skills, research and knowledge that helps individuals make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 21st Century Skills and Career Clusters: FACS Education begins with 21st century skills as they relate to balancing work and family. Research proves that when your personal life is in order, work life is affected in a positive manner which has a direct impact on all career areas. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America-FCCLA Graduation Reality and Dual-Role, Skills- GRADS GRADS is a program for pregnant teens and/or young parents that focus on work and family foundation skills of significance to these students. GRADS programs include student demonstration of skills leading to high school graduation and economic independence. Anyone can have a GRADS program: FACSE Childcare GRADS Curriculum Framework Advisory Committee Enlace- funding for the GRADS program has been supplemented by a federal grant from the Office of Adolescent Health. GRADS session #7– 1:40-2:40 in the Puget Room ram.aspx Mary Nagel, Family and Consumer Sciences |360-725-6242 Heidi Schultz, GRADS Specialist |360-725-0417

26 Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG) JWG connects students to local businesses and pairing student’s talent and capabilities with the right job so kids can gain the experience in employment prior to graduation. The ultimate goal is for participants to: Receive a high school diploma Secure a quality entry-level job in the workforce Pursue a postsecondary education Seek career advancement Mary Kanikeberg, Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG)| 360-725-4964

27 Health Sciences Program of Study Do you enjoy caring for others? Are you interested in learning the structures and functions of the human body? Do you want to study healthcare in college? Careers in health science include: Diagnostic Services: Audiologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Dentist, Geneticist, Optometrist, Pathologist, Phlebotomist, Radiologic Technologist, Speech-Language Pathologist Therapeutic Services: Athletic Trainer, Certified Nurse Assistant, Dental Assistant and Hygienist, EMT/Paramedic, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Recreation Therapist, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Technician Support Services: Dietetic Technician, Food Safety Specialist, Mortician/Funeral Director, Social Worker, Transport Technician Biotechnology Research & Development: Biostatistician, Crime Scene Investigator, Genetic Counselor, Microbiologist, Toxicologist Health Informatics: Epidemiologist, Medical Coder, Medical Transcriptionist, Unit Coordinator Marianna Goheen, Health Sciences Education | 360-725-6257

28 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) A program area where students can begin their journey as innovators of the future. The Technology Student Association (TSA) fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in STEM; members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. In STEM, students: Discover various pathways including architecture, microbiology, statistics, and geoscientist Join the Career and Technical Student Organization, TSA Clarence Dancer, STEM | 360-725-4467

29 Skilled and Technical Sciences Skilled and Technical Sciences is full of fast paced, high demand career pathways that include: Public safety Corrections and Security such as: Careers in Transportation/Distribution and Logistics, such as: Government and Public Administration such as: Police officer Attorney Emergency DispatcherSecurity Officer Air Traffic ControllerPilot Shipping and Receiving SupervisorElectrician LobbyistFederal Aid Coordinator Tax ExaminerAuditor Denny Wallace, Skilled and Technical Sciences | 360-725-6241

30 We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt

31 Contact Information CTE Program Office Main Line360-725-6245 Kathleen Lopp, Assistant Superintendent360-725-6245 Betty Klattenhoff, Director, Career and Technical Education360-725-6245 Phouang Hamilton, Grants & Innovative Programs360-725-6253 Deifi Stolz, MoA360-725-6254 Barbara Dittrich, Advanced Placement/CTE360-725-6097 Kelli Bennett, Certification Specialist360-725-6396 Ashley Flygare, Executive Assistant | Jill Pilbro, Program Assistant | Kim Hoss, Program Assistant |

32 Questions? la pregunta des questions คำถาม Thank you for attending our session

33 Please consider attending Heidi’s session on GRADS after lunch Graduation Reality and Dual-Role, Skills- GRADS: A program for pregnant teens and/or young parents

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