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1 Setting a New Standard: Career Technical Education in the United States Kimberly Green

2 The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) Established in 1920 to represent the state and territory heads of secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across the nation Through leadership, advocacy and partnerships, support an innovative, high-quality CTE system

3 Key Points Transformation from VET to CTE Career Clusters Common Career Technical Core Interest in CTE/Branding Campaign Federal policy considerations Ongoing challenges

4 CTE Governance $1.1 billion invested by federal government $15 billion invested by states/localities All but eleven states, federal CTE is governed by the state department of education

5 CTE in the U.S million students participating in CTE 7.6 million at secondary level 3 million “concentrators” 4.7 million at postsecondary level 2.2 million “concentrators”

6 THEN: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION NOW: CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION For a Few StudentsFor All Students For a Few “Jobs”For All Careers 6 to 7 “Program Areas” 16 Career Clusters® 79 Career Pathways In lieu of AcademicsAligns/Supports Academics High-School Focused High School and Postsecondary Partnerships TerminalLife-long learning

7 The 16 Career Clusters AgricultureHospitality/Tourism Architecture/ConstructionHuman Services Arts/CommunicationIT BusinessLaw/Public Safety EducationManufacturing FinanceMarketing GovernmentSTEM HealthTransportation

8 Career Clusters % Secondary Concentrators% Postsecondary Concentrators Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 11.1%1.4% Architecture & Construction 6.3%6.0% Arts, A/V Technology & Communications 8.7%4.1% Business Management & Administration 13.7%16.2% Education & Training 3.3%4.7% Finance 1.8%0.7% Government & Public Administration 0.8%0.1% Health Science 9.0%29.2% Hospitality & Lodging 4.2%2.5% Human Services 10.1%6.8% Information Technology 10.6%6.0% Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 2.3%8.9% Manufacturing 4.1%5.8% Marketing 4.8%1.6% Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 4.9%2.4% Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 4.6%3.9%

9 Career Clusters vs. Occupation-Specific Preparation Occupational-specific content standards Common Career Technical Core Career Pathway content standards Common Career Technical Core Career Cluster content standards

10 Vision calls for transition to the delivery system to one that is organized by the 16 Career Clusters delivered through programs of study. Why the Common Career Technical Core?

11 Licensing standards Industry standards State standards CTSO competitive events Employability standards Company-specific standards 21 st century skills Locally developed standards CCSS Industry certificates Industry certifications State standards Career Cluster knowledge and skills Postsecondary degree requirements Education consortia standards Creating Order Out of Chaos

12 Developed by states for states

13 What is the Common Career Technical Core? State-led initiative to establish a shared set of high-quality Career Technical Education standards Includes: –a set of program-of study, benchmark content standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters ® and 79 Career Pathways –an overarching set of Career Ready Practices

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16 Why the interest in CTE? Focus on jobs + Economic/labor market projections + Failure of “single pathway to success”+ Evidence of success = Increased visibility for CTE

17 CTE: Learning that Works for America Marketing and branding campaign agreed to by 49 states and DC Videos Casemaking fact sheets Build champions

18 Policy Area Note: A single bill or policy can address multiple policy areas # States Addressing Policy Area States Funding31 AL, AZ, AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, SD, TN, UT, WA, WI Governance14AK, AR, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MO, ND, OR, VA, WA Dual/Concurrent Enrollment13HI, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, OR, RI, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA Graduation Requirements/ Competency- based Education 13AZ, CO, FL, IA, MN, NV, NC, OK, TX, VT, WA, WI, WY STEM11AZ, GA, IA, ME, MD, ND, OR, SD, TN, TX, WA Data, Reporting and/or Accountability9AZ, FL, GA, NJ, NC, OH, OK, SD, TX Partnerships/Consortia7MN, MO, NY, OR, TN, VT, VA Assessments/Industry Certifications6CO, FL, KS, NV, NC, WI CTE Standards6AR, CA, NE, NV, TN, WV CTE Teacher Quality/Certification4AL, CA, ID, MD Career/Academic Counseling3AR, OR, VT

19 Perkins Blueprint Nine Reforms ThemeReforms AlignmentClear expectations for high quality programs More active role for states CollaborationConsortia Private-sector match AccountabilityCompetition Common definitions Incentives for high performance InnovationState conditions Innovative and Transformation Fund

20 Key Themes for Reauthorization Alignment to the labor market Accountability Systems collaboration Employer engagement Programs of Study

21 Looking ahead Employer engagement Continuing to change the image Efficacy of standards and program of study implementation Data

22 Kimberly Green Executive Director, NASDCTEc


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