Career & Technical Education (CTE) Implementing Quality Areas of Concentration December, 2010 Professional School Counselor’s Conference New Orleans, LA Presenters: Paul Theriot and Debbie Cruz
Quality CTE programs motivate student involvement in their learning by: ◦ Engaging students in problem-solving activities. ◦ Providing hands-on activities that allow students to apply knowledge. ◦ Bringing students and adults together for collaborative learning. ◦ Offering opportunities for students to interact with community members, potential employers, and others that share similar interests.
Potential additional benefits for at-risk students: ◦ Enhancement of students’ motivation and academic achievement; ◦ Increased personal and social competence related to work in general; ◦ A broad understanding of an occupation or industry; ◦ Career exploration and planning; and ◦ Acquisition of knowledge or skills related to employment in particular occupations or more generic work experiences.
Dual Enrollment- A course that allows students to be simultaneously enrolled at both the secondary and postsecondary level. Articulated Credit- A course taken at the secondary level only; is granted postsecondary credit if the student meets all postsecondary requirements and enrolls at that specific postsecondary institution. STArt- Success Through Articulation agreement designates the articulation agreements that are recognized statewide. Career Pathway- Organized plan of study that helps a student make decisions on how they will acquire the knowledge, skills, and expertise to enter the workforce successfully in their chosen career. Industry Based Certification (IBC)- A portable recognized credential (tangible evidence) that an individual has successfully demonstrated skill competencies in a specific set of work-related tasks, single occupations area, or a cluster of related occupational areas.
It all starts with quality, rigorous Career Pathways It is critical that these Career Pathways prepare students for a Career ……not Just a JOB! Today’s labor market is different than the one we grew up with. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs... By the age of 38!
A coherent, articulated, non-duplicated sequence of rigorous academic and CTE courses, commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate degree and beyond, an industry recognized certificate, and/or licensure. The Career Pathway is developed, implemented, and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers.
2010-11 Career Clusters and Career Pathways for secondary programs recently approved by BESE (68 Area of Concentrations-AOCs) Guidebook identifies Primary and Related courses for each AOC, courses included in the STArt agreement, and Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs) available
In LA, completion is defined as: Completing 4 credits from a list of Primary Courses (at least one of these primary credits must be identified as a competency course) Completing 2 credits from a list of Related Courses Primary & related courses are recognized statewide and have state course codes/titles
Career Cluster: Health Science Career Pathway: Emergency Health Care Primary Courses: (must complete a minimum of 4 credits) Allied Health Services I, II Anatomy and Physiology CTE Internship I Education for Careers or Journey to Careers *EMT—Basic *First Responder Health Science I, II Intro to Emer. Med. Tech. Intro to Health Occ. Medical Terminology Nurse Assistant Psychology Sports Medicine I, II Students can only count one work-based learning program toward completion of primary credits. Students must complete at least one competency course credit, as designated by an asterisk. Students can only count one career awareness course toward completion of primary credits. Related Courses: (must complete a minimum of 2 credits, one must be a computer course credit, unless 5 credits are completed from the Primary Courses and students complete one computer course credit) Adv. Child Development Advanced Math I, II Adv. Nutrition and Food AHEC Algebra II Biology II Calculus Pre-Calculus Chemistry II Customer Service Dental Assistant I Early Childhood Education I Financial Math Health and P. E. III Health Occupation Elec. I Physics Principles of Business Senior Project Sociology Speech I, II, III, IV Trigonometry-Local Elective All computer courses approved by BESE All foreign language courses Senior Project has to be related to the student’s career major and area of concentration.
Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Pathway: Horticulture Primary Courses: (must complete a minimum of 4 credits) Agriscience I, II, III Agriscience Power Equipment Biotechnology CASE Plant Science Coop Ag. Ed. I, II CTE Internship I Education for Careers or Journey to Careers Forestry General Coop. Education *Horticulture Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance Outdoor Power Equip. I Students can only count one work-based learning program toward completion of primary credits. Students must complete at least one competency course credit, as designated by an asterisk. Students can only count one career awareness course toward completion of primary credits. Related Courses: (must complete a minimum of 2 credits, one must be a computer course credit, unless 5 credits are completed from the Primary Courses and students complete one computer course credit) Accounting I Art I Basic Drafting Biology II Biology Elective Business Law Chemistry Commercial Art I Customer Service Entrepreneurship Environmental Science Financial Math Intro to Bus. Comp. App. Keyboarding Keyboarding Apps. Principles of Business Senior Project Speech I, II, III, IV World Geography All computer courses approved by BESE All foreign language courses Senior Project has to be related to the student’s career major and area of concentration. Statewide Articulation Courses: Customer Service Horticulture Intro to BCA Keyboarding Outdoor Power Equipment Industry Based Certifications: Related Certification(s): Certified Nursery Landscape Professional Customer Service EETC Four-Stroke Technician EETC Two-Stroke Technician Horticulturist License IC 3 Landscape Contractor
Include Secondary & Postsecondary Components Include a non-duplicative sequence of courses that is coherent and rigorous Should provide opportunities for dual enrollment in a postsecondary program Should lead to an industry-recognized credential (IBC), certificate, &/or an associate or baccalaureate degree
Schools can offer courses necessary to complete AOC(s) offered by: ◦ Offering all courses needed to complete each year on their campus ◦ Staggering the offerings over a 2 or 3 year period (individual counseling and scheduling takes on more importance) ◦ Dual Enrollment to “fill the gaps” in their offerings
Key courses to maximize AOC offerings ◦ Journey to Careers (JTC) ◦ Education for Careers (EFC) ◦ Introduction to Business Computer Applications (IBCA) ◦ Any other course(s) found in multiple AOC, especially those that are found in different Career Clusters. For example, Medical Terminology is a course that is considered a primary credit for these Health Science cluster pathways: Emergency Health Care, Health Professionals, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Sports Medicine. Several Business courses are in different Career Clusters.