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1 Career Technical Education Educating Californias 21 st Century Workforce Pacific Policy Research Foundation November 16, 2006

2 Structure of CTE Standards & Frameworks Developed for use at secondary level, grades 7 – 12 Organized in 15 Industry Sectors

3 The 15 Industry Sectors Agriculture & Natural Resources Arts, Media & Entertainment Building Trades & Construction Education, Child Development, & Family Services Energy & Utilities Engineering & Design Fashion & Interior Design Finance & Business Health Science & Medical Technology Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation Information Technology Manufacturing & Product Development Marketing, Sales, & Service Public Services Transportation

4 CTE Challenges One Size Fits All Education A-G Requirements Lack of Relevance 30% Dropout Rate (50% for Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans) Skilled Worker Shortage Aging Workforce Proposition 1D Implementation

5 21 st Century Economy Needs Skilled Workers Auto technicians – 35,000 workers needed annually through ($70K to $100K+) Plumbers, electricians, sheet metal workers ($40K to $100K+) Aerospace workers, engineers, technicians ($80k to $150K+) Welders and Machinists ($50K to $80K)

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7 Our Workforce Has Changed

8 2006 CTE Enrollment Lowest in State History Steady decline of teachers and pupil enrollment since 1980s Lowest per pupil enrollment in CTE in state history in 2006 Record low number of CTE course offerings

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11 California High School Class of 2003 Disappearing and Non-Graduating Students Approximately 100,000 students or 20% of the High School Class of 2003 disappeared between 9 th and 12 th Grades. 141,173 students or 30% of the High School Class of 2003 did not graduate in The drop out rate for Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans is nearly 50%. Approximately 275,000 students or 67% of the High School Class either dropped out of high school or did not enroll in any college.

12 California High School Class of 2003 Enrollment in Public Higher Education System 40,700 or 8% of the High School Class of 2003 enrolled in the California State University system in the Fall of ,349 or 6% of the High School Class of 2003 enrolled in the University of California system in the Fall of 2003

13 Californias High School Class of 2003 Data sources: The high school enrollment and graduation data provided by the California Department of Education. Enrollment data for first-time freshmen in Fall 2003 provided by the University of California and California State University systems. 207,243 78,586 20% of High School freshmen Class 100%94%87%80%70%33%

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16 Prop 1D $500 Million for Classroom Construction Teachers Students Sticky Fingers – State Allocation Board Integration

17 Strengths of CTE A combination of 60% academic courses and 40% CTE is the most effective method of preventing dropouts 84% of Career Technical Education students taking a sequence of three courses graduate

18 Goals Support mastery of essential employability skills and technical skills and rigorous academic content standards Develop a highly skilled and educated 21 st Century workforce which contributes to job creation economic prosperity Create a second pathway to postsecondary education and/or career entry Improve student achievement

19 Goals Redefine CTE Individualize Curriculum Create Public Private Partnerships Target Skills Needs Provide Teachers Help Fund CTE Infrastructure Protect Prop 1D Funds

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21 What is Project Lead The Way? PLTW is a not-for-profit organization. PLTW partners with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to grow the nations technology workforce.

22 PLTW Accomplishes This With Curricula - Rigorous and Relevant high school engineering courses that use project-based, hands-on learning. Professional Development – High- quality, continuing, and course-specific teacher training

23 Are we training the engineers and technicians we need? There are currently 1.3 million engineering and engineering technology jobs available in the U.S. without trained people to fill them. According to the U.S. Department of Labor we will need 15 million engineers and technology workers by 2020.

24 SOURCE: American Association of Engineering Societies (2002) What Does the Pipeline of Engineers Look Like?

25 Gateway To Technology Design and Modeling The Magic of Electrons The Science of Technology Automation and Robotics Environmental Engineering Energy and the Environment Aerospace Technology (NASA funded) Middle School Curriculum

26 Foundation: Specialization : Capstone : Computer Integrated Manufacturing Civil Engineering and Architecture Biotechnical Engineering Aerospace Technology Principles Of Engineering Introduction to Engineering Design Digital Electronics Engineering Design and Development High School Course Program Note: Course program requires college prep mathematics each year.

27 Get REAL Relevance in Education And Learning


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