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1 What is Career Technical Education?
Presented by Michelle Oliveira, Education Programs Consultant

2 California CTE Frameworks Defines CTE as
Organized educational activities that provide coherent, rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions. CTE provides technical skill proficiency, a industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or a degree and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes students’ academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, attitudes toward work, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry including entrepreneurship. 2

3 Coherent and Rigorous Content
Utilizes the CTE Framework for California Public Schools Follows the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards Aligned to the 15 Industry Sectors and 58 Pathways 3

4 Aligned with Challenging Academic Standards
Mathematics Science History/Social Science Visual and Performing Arts English Language Arts (Reading, Writing, etc.) 4

5 Relevant Technical Knowledge and Skills Needed
Validated by industry advisors currently working in industry 5

6 Prepare for Further Education and Careers
High School (diploma) = Entry Technical Skill Level Postsecondary Training = Middle Technical Certification, Skill Level AA Degree College or University = Advanced Technical Bachelor’s Degree Skill Level or Higher 6

7 Current or Emerging Professions
Labor Market Data/Analysis 7

8 CTE State Plan Vision Mission High Quality CTE 8

9 CTE State Plan Vision Career Technical Education will engage every student in high-quality, rigorous, and relevant educational pathways and programs, developed in partnership with business and industry, promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, community service, and lifelong learning, and allowing students to turn their “passions into paychecks” – their dreams into careers. 9

10 CTE Mission The mission of CTE is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California’s economic prosperity. 10

11 The 11 Elements of a High Quality CTE System

12 High Quality vs. Non Negotiables
If our goal is to operate a High Quality CTE System, then can we consider the 11 Elements of a High Quality CTE System to be Non- negotiables? 12

13 If yes, let’s take a look at:
Leadership at All Levels Requires institutional commitment and leadership at every level Who are our CTE Champions? 13

14 High Quality Curriculum and Instruction
Offers rigorous integrated technical and academic content, focused on careers, delivered through applied performance – and project based teaching strategies, and transferable workplace and career management skills. Includes Work-based learning 14

15 Work-based Learning as Defined in the CTE Framework
Work-based learning: Course-linked learning experiences that are outside the classroom and include and employer or community connection. Examples include pre-apprenticeship, job shadowing, mentorship, internship, clinical experience, work-study, informational interview, attendance at trade shows, field experience, career-related service learning, or other learning experience fundamentally external to the classroom. 15

16 Student Support and Student Leadership Development
Ranges from transportation, child care, translation services, mentoring, coaching for success in highly challenging CTE competitions and projects (CTSOs), transitions to new career opportunities, outreach, etc. 16

17 Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Structured leadership development Competitive career-related events Community service DECA, FBLA, FFA, FHA-HERO, HOSA, and SkillsUSA 17

18 Industry Partnerships
Include business, industry, labor and trade organizations who work through advisory committees, forums, etc. to inform CTE program design, instruction, assessment, and offer work-based learning experiences 18

19 System Alignment and Coherence
Pathway development Course sequencing (AB 2448) Programs of Study Articulation 19

20 Career Pathway A coherent, planned sequence of career technical education courses detailing the knowledge and technical skills students need to succeed in a specific career area.

21 Pathway Development

22 Programs of Study A Program of Study is a multi-year sequence of academic and technical courses that provides students with a structured progression of secondary and post-secondary instruction toward a specified career area. By incorporating academic and technical content into a logical sequence with clear connections and minimal repetition, Programs of Study set a clear path of career technical coursework from middle school through college to a rewarding career.

23 Sample Program of Study

24 Sample Program of Study

25 Learn More about Programs of Study

26 Skilled Faculty and Professional Development
Requires California’s faculty to be expert in many areas Technical skills in their field Transferable essential workplace skills Academic skills required of practitioners in their career area CTE Credential-qualified 26

27 Evaluation, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement
Evaluation/Accountability are Key …any discussion of accountability must focus on utilizing, aligning, and expanding upon existing systems, and must emphasize program improvement along with reporting of compliance-driven data. Data is Key 27

28 CTE promotion, outreach, and communication
In order to ensure continued support for CTE, its benefits must be validated and made more widely known to students, parents, educators, counselors, community members, and policy makers – based on evidence of its impacts. 28

29 Current Status of CTE One million secondary students enrolled annually
226,575 adult students enrolled in ROCP and Adult Education CTE courses 85% of Career Technical Education students taking a sequence of courses graduated HS Enrollments in secondary CTE courses declined 15% from to Highest enrollment areas include: Business and Administrative Services, Information Technology, Health, and Arts, Media & Entertainment A-G approved CTE courses = Over 10,000 29

30 CTE course enrollment compared to total high school enrollment, 1993-2005

31 CTE Funding Over the Years
** Local Funds NA 31

32 Charting a New Course for CTE

33 PAST FUTURE Two Directions One Direction College Work
Preparing for College OR Career Preparing for College AND Career 33

34 Career and Technical Education
PAST FUTURE Vocational Education Career and Technical Education For a Few Students For All Students For a Few “Jobs” For All “Careers” 6 to 7 “Program Areas” 15 Industry Sectors with 58 Pathways In-lieu of Academics Integrated with Academics High School Focused High School and College Partnerships 34

35 Initiatives in CTE Federal Perkins Legislation State Plan for CTE
CTE Standards and Framework SB 70 Governor’s CTE Initiative Partnership Academies Multiple Pathways Report 35

36 Meeting the Challenge Rigor in Academics and Career Technical Education programs Results = Employment CTE brings relevance to classroom instruction and student success Move from entitlement to investment 36

37 Thank You Michelle Oliveira Education Programs Consultant Secondary, Career, and Adult Learning Division FAX 37

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