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1 Career & Technical Education State Board Meeting August 6, 2014

2 Career & Technical Education Current Trends CTE Enrollment & Program Information Examples of Success Future Opportunities and Direction

3 National and State Trends Nearly two-thirds of occupations by 2018 will require workers have at least some postsecondary education. Skills Gap in technical areas Opportunities for “Middle Skills” occupations requiring licenses, credentials and certificates. Creation of Career Pathways

4 Pathways to Prosperity Report Broaden the range of high-quality pathways that we offer young adults. More emphasis on career counseling and high-quality career education. Use apprenticeship programs/work-based learning and community colleges as viable routes to well- paying jobs.

5 What are Employers Saying? Lack of “soft skills”/employability skills: –Teamwork- Communication –Punctuality- Critical Thinking –Work Ethics - Time management Lumina Foundation and Gallup 2014 NJBIA Survey, 2013

6 Career Readiness for All Students Act as a Responsible and Contributing Citizen Apply Academic and Technical Skills Attend to Personal & Financial Well-Being Communicate Clearly and Effectively Consider Social & Economic Impacts of Decisions Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation Employ Research Strategies Utilize Critical Thinking and Persevere Model Integrity & Effective Leadership Plan Education and Career Path Use Technology Work Productively in Teams

7 CTE Secondary Enrollment Data 2012-2013 81,932 students County Vocational-Technical School Districts (21) – 29,838 −Full-time and shared-time programs Comprehensive High School Districts (109) – 52,094 1,308 students State Agencies –Department of Children & Families –Juvenile Justice Commission

8 Career Clusters ® Career Clusters provide a framework for the essential knowledge and skills within the 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways.

9 Secondary CTE Enrollment Distribution by Career Cluster ® 2012-2013

10 Vocational School Enrollment by Career Cluster® 2012-2013

11 Comprehensive HS Enrollment by Career Cluster ® 2012-2013


13 CTE & NJ Key Industry Clusters Advanced Manufacturing Bio/Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Financial Services Health Care Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Technology Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

14 Career Information for Students, Parents, and Educators Career Information in Key Industries Industry Credentials (stackable) Education and training opportunities –Certificates, AA, AAS, AS, BA, BS New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) –

15 Advanced Manufacturing Health Care Life Sciences Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism (RHT) Technology and Entrepreneurship Financial Services

16 Industry Recognized Credentials Expand Opportunities for earning credentials valued by business and industry Stackable Credentials for Career Pathways Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)/ National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certifications Information Technology (IT)  Suspension and Steering Brakes  Electrical/Electronic Systems  Engine Performance  Engine Repair  Automatic Transmission  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)  CompTIA A+  Oracle Database Certification  Java Certification

17 CTE Students Earning College Credit by Career Cluster ® 2012-2013 TOTAL Students Earning College Credit 5,737

18 The 10 Components of a Rigorous CTE Program of Study

19 Quality CTE Programs Authentic learning (project-based) Address business and industry expectations Integrate academic standards Align to postsecondary options Provide work-based learning opportunities Provide student leadership development

20 Literacy in CTE – Major Effort Focus on increasing the instructional capacity of CTE teachers to improve literacy in CTE classes Use literacy strategies aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects Raise rigor of reading and writing assignments

21 Developing Model CTE Programs of Study Utilizing various methods beyond locally developed CTE programs to leverage resources Partnerships are essential to success –Business/Industry –Secondary Education –Higher Education Process may vary

22 NJ Green Program of Study Six Pilot Districts and expanding –Green Construction –Sustainable Design –Sustainable Energy Led by County Vocational School Partnering with Burlington County College, Stockton, NJIT, PSE&G Dual credit courses

23 The College of New Jersey Socially Responsible Engineering & Technology Program of Study Four courses developed by STEM secondary and post-secondary educators, business leaders and industry professionals. Courses - Technology, Engineering & Social Responsibility - Sustainable Engineering Design - Exploring Careers and Issues in Socially Responsible Engineering - Senior Design Capstone High school students graduate with college credit that can be applied toward several STEM-related degree programs at county colleges and/or The College of New Jersey.

24 Early Childhood Development Camden County College Five courses developed by advisory group including secondary & postsecondary ( Kean University, Rutgers University) Courses - Child Development - Curriculum: Materials & Methods - Children’s Health & Wellbeing - Creative Experiences - Early Childhood Internship & Portfolio (Capstone Course) Linked to career pathways including Child Development Associate (CDA)

25 Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) National Model with multiple states involved Based on inquiry based, student centered activity-, project-, and problem-based instruction Courses: Introduction to Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Principles of Agriculture Science – Animal, Principles of Agriculture Science – Plant, Animal & Plant Biotechnology Implementation in 17 high schools Rutgers University Involvement

26 Next Steps Ensure quality of programs –5-year re-approval of programs (align to workforce) –Common Career Technical Core Support for Teachers –Career Cluster Team Resources/Tools –Model Curriculum –Teacher Summer Institutes Technical Skill Assessments –Industry Credentials or End-of-Program Assessments

27 Next Step: Enhanced Collaboration Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Department of Labor and Workforce Development State Employment and Training Commission $3M State Appropriation for County Vocational School Partnership Grants Enhancing opportunities for career pathways –NGA Grant Submission –Convening of comprehensive high school leadership –Enactment of WIOA


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