Values Customer Focus Students Business Lifelong Learning Commitment to Excellence Flexibility
16 career clusters Dual enrollment & articulation with postsecondary CTE results: retention, graduation, employability STEM camps, career academies, etc. Program and student credentialing, apprenticeships, etc.
Image/perceptions/awareness Funding/units; scholarship availability, facilities, equipment Lack of coordination/alignment among education, business, and government Lack of pathways for everyone in a school system Training for counselors in career guidance and development
Create a high-level state business/education advisory council Objective : To develop and monitor a five-year rolling strategic plan for PreK-20 education that helps align supply and demand. Council membership: Council members are appointed by the Governor Cross-section of business leaders from each of the 16 clusters Educator representative: K-12, postsecondary, higher education Economic development representative At-large representative (Governor’s discretion) Ex officio members (legislative body represented)
Ensure that every student is enrolled in a career pathway developed in the 8 th grade and takes at least two sequenced career and technical education courses Objectives: To meet the overall vision of the CTE Commission, which is to prepare all students for meaningful careers To elevate the importance of CTE to that of other academic courses To encourage local reallocation of the use of CTE units
Dramatically improve local business and industry commitment to career development, exploration, and awareness Objective: To develop active local partnerships between businesses and education to increase career awareness and provide financial support locally. Lead: Regional workforce development councils with help from local chambers of commerce Rapid rollout of Alabama Scholars program Career awareness through activities provided through business partnerships like the Worlds of Opportunity (Mobile area) and classroom presentations Active support of student organizations like FBLA Provision of resources (privately and state)
Consolidate local K-12 and Postsecondary business advisory councils Objectives: To leverage resources such as facilities, equipment, instructors, and funding. To help align courses at the local secondary and postsecondary institutions with employer needs.
Single diplomas With multiple pathways and course sequences to meet the needs of every child Guidance and Counseling is a shared responsibility Local workforce development councils participate in guidance training Postsecondary shares grant-writing resources with local directors Resource, implement, and enforce the existing comprehensive counseling and guidance program Greater access to business and industry credentialed individuals as educators Acknowledge industry credentials or demonstrated competencies as stepping stone to competitive pay with individuals with college degrees for teacher certification
Funding Request OM line item CTE funding for CTE Request CTE initiative funding Request bond issue for equipment and supplies
1. Create a high-level state business/educator advisory council to develop and monitor a five-year rolling strategic plan that aligns supply with demand. 2. Ensure that every student is enrolled in a career pathway and takes at least two CTE courses (concentrator). 3. Improve local business and industry commitment to career development, exploration, and awareness 4. Consolidate local K-12 and Postsecondary business advisory councils
CORE COURSESCREDITS English 9, 10, 11, 124.0 Social Studies 9, 10, 11, 124.0 Science4.0 Biology A Physical Science Two Science electives (One may be embedded or substituted) Mathematics4.0 Algebra I Geometry Algebra II with Trig. Math elective (May be embedded or substituted) Physical Education – LIFE course1.0 Health.05 Arts Education.05 Computer Applications.05 Languages Other Than English2.0 Two credits of the same language Career and Technical Education Advanced Endorsement3.0 Three credits in a sequenced program or two credits in a sequenced program plus one related other course Electives0.5 ___ Total24.0 NOTE: In addition to graduating as a State Scholar, a student will graduate with the Advanced Academic Endorsement and the Advanced Career and Technical Education Endorsement Course Requirements