Career and Technical Education State Strategic Plan
CTE was included as part of Indiana’s overall Strategic Workforce Plan submitted in March of 2020 as part of the federal Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Perkins V State Plan will guide CTE policy at the state level in the upcoming years, including the implementation of Next Level Programs of Study.
- (Added 8/30/23 compiled by Tina Randall, South Central Jr-Sr High School): Virtual CTE Pathways
- (IN Office of CTE Newsletter, May 2023): The NLPS FAQ has been updated and the new version is available here. The document is still focused on the NLPS transition, but our team has also added some of the most common general questions we receive related to CTE. New questions are denoted in red. The FAQ is a great starting place when you have a question about NLPS or CTE in general. The document will continue to be updated in the coming months and we welcome your feedback on what additions, edits, etc. would make it of maximum benefit
- (IDOE, March 2023): For information about CTE courses being phased out after the 2023-2024 school year (SY), see the High School CTE Course Titles and Descriptions (this content is all included in the more comprehensive IDOE Course Titles and Descriptions document). Only the courses listed in Part II of the document are being phased out after the 2023-2024 SY. Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) is part of Next Level Programs of Study (NLPS), as well as other courses that are not part of a specific NLPS concentrator sequence. PCC will still receive credit as an elective on any diploma and we would encourage anyone offering it in the grade eight to continue doing so. To find PCC in the document linked above, go to the Table of Contents on Page 3. From the Table of Contents, click on “Career and Technical Education and Work-Based Learning”, then scroll down to Preparing for College and Careers. Contact the Office of CTE with any questions.
- (IDOE January 2023): Next Level Programs of Study (NLPS) Principles Courses The 2023-2024 IDOE Course Titles and Descriptions includes updated course descriptions from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet’s Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the NLPS courses. Below is guidance regarding taking the Principles courses as electives:
- Schools are encouraged to only offer the Principles courses when students choose to continue in a pathway leading to the Concentrator A and B courses.
- Students may take NLPS courses as electives, inclusive of the Principles courses if a meeting is held with a school counselor to determine if seats are available. For example, if a student is in another non-CTE pathway that does not require a Principles course for completion, but the student has an opening in his schedule and an interest in taking the Principles course as an elective, this may be permitted. It is not recommended that a school offer this course, or any NLPS courses to all students when it does not lead to a CTE concentrator completion.
Contact IDOE’s Office of Student Pathways with any questions.
- Career Pathways / Programs of Study: You can find the most up-to-date information from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet pertaining to Next Level Programs of Study here.