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1 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career and College Options for your Students Office of Pathways to College and Careers Far South/ South Side Collaborative Parent Seminar

2 What is CTE? Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the opportunity to receive technical and academic training that is career- focused: 3-4 year sequence of courses Work-based learning experiences (i.e. internships, job shadows) Participate in a Capstone competition or showcase of their work Exposure to career and college options in the career pathway Receive industry recognized certifications 2 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

3 CTE programs are not your fathers vocational education programs CTE programs at CPS are very different from traditional vocational programs Contrary to popular belief, CTE programs are not a track for low performing students CTE programs lead to multiple post- secondary options, including college 3 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

4 College enrollment for CTE completers in 2011 was 3.4 percentage points higher than the district average 4 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

5 CTE Completers had the highest high school graduation rate, even students that had exposure to 1 or 2 CTE courses graduated at higher levels than the district 5 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

6 CTE offers many programs to meet your students goals and interests Business & Finance $ Law & Public Safety Transportation Human Services Health Science Construction & Architecture Broadcast Technology & Digital Media Information Technology Culinary & Hospitality Manufacturing & Engineering Agriculture & Horticulture Education & Training 6 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

7 Agriculture & Horticulture Horticulture Science Food Science Animal Science Ag. Business & Finance Broadcast Technology Business Construction & Architecture Culinary & Hospitality Education & Training Health Science Human Services Information Technology Law & Public Safety Manufacturing Transportation Broadcast Technology Digital Media Accounting Business Academy Entrepreneurship Architecture Cabinet Making Carpentry Electricity HVAC Plumbing Welding Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Early Childhood Education Teaching Allied Health Medical and Health Careers Medical Assisting Practical Nursing Program Barbering Cosmetology Cisco Networking* Game/Computer Programming* Oracle/Database Programming* Web Design* CPFTA (city-wide) Law Academy Equipment & Technology Institute Machine Technology Pre-Engineering Auto Body Repair Auto Technology Diesel Technology Logistics

8 Program Components Courses taught by industry professionals State of the Art labs Hands-on training Courses aligned to national industry standards Employability skills assessments Integrated, project-based curriculum Work-based Learning (internships, speakers, job shadows, service learning) Office of Pathways to College and Career 8

9 Licensure and certifications (44) 10 Hr OSHA certification Licensed Practical Nursing Pharmacy Technician Food Handler Sanitation CPR and First Aid Safety CISCO certification Cosmetology & Barbering State Licensure NATEF certification Microsoft Office Specialist certification Office of Pathways to College and Career 9

10 CTE offerings provide college-prep options with hands-on experiences CTE Selective Academies: Oracle/Database Programming Cisco Networking Pre-Engineering Law Health Sciences (after freshmen year) Select students based on total score on GPA and total stanines Office of Pathways to College and Career 10

11 In todays market the career-prep options require some type of post-secondary instruction as well Some of the career-ready options include: Diesel Technology Auto Body Repair Cosmetology Machine Technology HVAC and Refrigeration Most academies select students by lottery. Preference: Total math and reading comprehension stanines of 5 or better (except Dunbar) Special Education and Bilingual Education get preference when their stanine totals are 10 or better Attendance area Office of Pathways to College and Careers 11

12 CTE offers programs that can lead to career and/or college options for students Many CTE programs can lead to career and/or college options for students. Such programs include: Health Science (Practical Nursing Program) Digital Media Agricultural Mechanics & Technology Hospitality Management Most academies select students by lottery. Preference: Total math and reading comprehension stanines of 5 or better (except Dunbar) Special Education and Bilingual Education get preference when their stanine totals are 10 or better Attendance area Office of Pathways to College and Careers 12

13 South Side Network 36 CTE programs in 10 high schools (of 17 h.s. total) in this network Dunbar Broadcast Technology Architecture Carpentry Plumbing Culinary Arts Hospitality Allied Health Medical & Health Careers Cosmetology Auto Body Repair Automotive Tech Hirsch Hyde Park Law Academy Broadcast Technology Kenwood Digital Media King Medical & Health Careers Bowen Architecture School of Leadership Simeon Entrepreneurship Architecture Carpentry Electricity Welding Culinary Arts Early Childhood Ed Teaching Barbering Cosmetology Cisco Oracle Web Design Auto Body Repair Automotive Tech South Shore Intl Medical & Health Careers Cisco Daniel Hale Williams Digital Media Architecture Pre-Engineering 13

14 Far South Side Network 21 CTE programs in 6 high schools (of 13 h.s. total) in this network Chicago Ag Agricultural Business Agricultural Mechanics & Technology Animal Science Food Science Horticulture Science Corliss Fenger Digital Media Culinary Arts Harlan Entrepreneurship Game Programming Web Design Pre-Engineering Julian Washington Broadcast Technology Digital Media Entrepreneurship Allied Health Medical & Health Careers Game Programming Culinary Arts Game Programming Web Design 14 Office of Pathways to College and Careers

15 College & Career Academy Application Deadline: Dec 14, 5pm Track E – last day before break Reg Track – 1 week before break Apply online – apply.cps.edu 4 page application Up to 5 academy choices No duplicate apps Modification forms Do not include: Grades / ISATs for students that were enrolled in a non-charter CPS school last year IEPs/504s 15

16 Timeline of Key Events Application Application period begins Oct 1 st and ends Dec 14 th Online application Selective Law & Public Safety, Medical & Health Careers, Cisco Networking IT, Database Programming IT and Pre-Engineering Students will be ranked according to GPA and stanines Schools receive applicant list – End of December Offers Notification letters mailed out week of February 18, 2013 Can receive up to 5 CTE offers Response Students must ACCEPT an offer made in order to secure seat Students must notify Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE) and students counselor of selection Student ACCEPTANCES must be returned via mail or in person by week of March 11, Office of Pathways to College and Careers

17 Contacts Questions about CTE College and Career Academies: Questions about the CTE College and Career Academy application and selections: Martha Elias OAE Admissions Coordinator: or Rhonda Patterson Manager, College and Career Academy Coordination: or


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