Career and Technical Education differs from the traditional academic preparation of students by focusing on the hands-on application of the skills and technical knowledge required in industry. Career and Technical Education focuses on career preparation along with acquiring technical and academic knowledge. Career and Technical Education can be offered within the traditional high school setting or may be offered through district or area career centers. Career and Technical Education can begin in the secondary education years or during postsecondary education.
- CTE is for students preparing for college and those preparing for careers.
- CTE is about workforce and career preparation, not just job preparation.
- CTE gives students real work experience.
- CTE integrates core academics with real work and real world experience.
- CTE happens in STEM classes, in Robotics clubs, in Graphic Arts classes, and in many other classes and clubs throughout the secondary years.
- Formerly known as “vocational education” which is now considered to be an outdated term as it does not take into account the breadth, academic emphasis and vigor of most CTE programs.
- CTE programs are supported at the federal level by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
- Q: I am looking at altering our course offerings for next year in order to align with some of the Next Level Program of Study courses. In doing so, I noticed that a REQUIRED prerequisite for many of the agriculture classes (welding, animal science, advanced life sciences, etc.) is the new Principles of Agriculture course (7117). Obviously, no one in the state will have taken that course next year, since it is a brand new offering. Has anyone seen guidance that waives this requirement? If so, can you please share that information or point me in the right direction?
- A: Tony Harl stated that kids may take the Principles classes concurrently with the other NLPS courses in their sequence.
- We are doing the same here. However, when. I spoke to our CTE director and I was told there will be no waivers and we are to start our current Freshman on the track. We are meant to, to my understanding, juggle Perkins IV, Perkins V, and NLPS for a few years. From what I gathered we start bringing our new freshman kiddos and some sophomores into NLPS while finishing some sophomores, juniors and seniors with five and six.
- I asked and they were very clear that the requirement would not be waived. Students in the classes of 2023 and 2024 can still use the Perkins V course titles. We are offering Principles next year for our freshmen and leaving our other titles on Perkins V for one more year to try to help those kids finish their pathway before the required change.
- From what I understand the class of 2022 will still be able to fall under Perkins IV or original Perkins V. The class of 2023 will fall under original Perkins V. After that they have to do Perkins V NLPS. However, I could be wrong. I know there are three or four upcoming meetings (online) to address these issues. Our career center has encouraged us to attend one of these meetings for further clarification.
- It’s brand new. Everything that says required can be taken as a co-req. So a kid can take Princ of Ag first period and Animal Science 3rd period of the same year and be totally fine
- You should implement the principles and upper level classes in waves. The older students can stay on the Perkins 5 route for now and would not need the principles class for existing A and B courses. As the 2025’s matriculate, add in the Next Level Program of student upper level courses.
- There is nothing that waives the requirement, but there has been guidance saying that for the next couple of years courses can be taken out of order. I think also they are anticipating that most schools will have current sophomores and juniors finish Perkins V pathways and roll Next Level courses out in stages. Principles being available for freshman and sophomores next year and then adding additional courses to next level pathways as Perkins V pathway courses are phased out.
- At HSE (and most other schools that I know of) – this is initially a title change to ‘Intro to Ag’.
- I have been talking with our Ag department about this and it is our understanding that it becomes a prereq for students who are currently in the 8th grade and beyond. That is when the new Next Level Program takes effect. So it would not affect our current 9th-11th grade students
- I was going to offer principles only next year and then transition to the other courses in 22-23 school year. We are transitioning over a 3 year period.
- Q: We would like to conduct a virtual open house for students and parents to check out our multiple career and tech ed programs. We would like to offer a different online “location” for each program for a teacher to conduct a session about his or her program. Does anyone have experience with such an undertaking?
- A: We had a videographer come in and recorded our students working in their programs (all action shots). The video is on our Facebook and homepage still. Underneath the video were direct links to our teacher’s zoom meetings (which were held for two hours) for potential students and parents to directly talk with our teachers about their programs. We also sent out letters to all 10th graders in the county with information on how to access the open house.
- The Indiana Office of CTE and the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet released an online version of a new Indiana CTE Career Guide
- Perkins IV and Perkins V definitions can be found at this link. They are now on the (Indiana) Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. Remember the 6 credit definition (Perkins IV) is for Class of 2019-2022 and Perkins V is for Class of 2023 and beyond.
- Indiana State Board of Education Course Sequence for Concentrator Status 12 12 18
- IDOE Memo Concentrator Courses_December 2018
- A video for parents: Finding Your Own Path, A Mom’s story (Mom thought she was raising a future CEO, paying for a private high school tuition and planning her son’s future at a prestigious university. Nathan had other dreams and goals.)
- Question: I just want to clarify because it was my understanding that in order to qualify for the concentrator, not only did the student need to complete the courses that are listed in the documentation provided by IDOE, but these courses must also be taught by a vocationally licensed teacher
- Response: There are two different course codes for Anat and Phys: one code is non-CTE, and the other is CTE. If you are not offering a CTE Health Science program, then use the non-CTE code. All CTE courses should be taught by someone with the appropriate industry experience, background, or credentials. A teacher will need to have the appropriate license identified in the assignment code for CTE courses…those course codes are what we use to track CTE funding, concentrator status, among many other items for state and federal reporting purposes. (From Stefany Deckard, IDOE, Feburary 2019)
- IDOE Career and Technical Education: http://www.doe.in.gov/cte
- IN Association for Career and Technical Education: http://www.indianaacte.org/
- Association for Career and Technical Education (National Organization): https://www.acteonline.org/
- National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education consortium NASDCTEc: http://www.indianaacte.org/
- National Center for Women In Information Technology (NCWIT) – The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit focused on women’s participation in computing across the entire ecosystem, helping more than 1,100 organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing support, evidence, and action. NCWIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation. The following are resources NCWIT developed in collaboration with their social science team and are based on research:
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