Business & Information Technology
Nominations for 2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees
School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 34 committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee. All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS). Schedule for the committees. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 124-17.
Nominations for Career Success Stars in Career and Technical Education
A new initiative called “Career Success Stars” will begin in 2018. It will replace the long running R U “College & Career” Ready Magazine, a VDOE production that has come to an end with its final publication of the 2017 Edition. The new initiative will feature video profiles of the Commonwealth’s brightest Career Success Stars, former students who are now in their 20s and 30s. The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is seeking CTE program completers to showcase for each of the 16 career clusters, an entrepreneur, active military personnel, and an apprentice or intern. For more information see, Superintendent’s Memo 053-17. Nominations form.
Cybersecurity Instructional Workshop
In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Innovation Center (CIC), a cybersecurity instructional workshop in conjunction with the Career and Technical (CTE) professional association summer conference will be held at the Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach on July 24, 2017. The workshop will focus on implementation of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course and will provide instructional methodology and resources. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 093-17.
Save the Date: June 27-28, 2017, “Experience Works – A Convening of Business Leaders and Educators”
The Experience Works professional development opportunity will be held June 27-28, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond – Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, in Richmond, Virginia 23235. The targeted audience includes Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructors and coordinators, CTE administrators, school counselors, and career coaches.
Experience Works will bring together business, industry and educators to strengthen and build positive WBL experiences for CTE students throughout the Commonwealth. For more information about the WBL methods of instruction, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Work-Based Learning webpage. Online pre-registration is required and must be completed by May 19, 2017. Hotel reservations can be made online. For more information, refer to Superintendent’s Memo 112-17, Save the Date Flyer-This is a PDF document. (PDF), and Industry Tour Descriptions-This is a Word document. (Word).
Through the Business and Information Technology program, students are provided opportunities to complement their academic preparation while exploring a variety of careers and learning skills and concepts in the areas of word processing; computer applications and solutions; finance and accounting; business law and management; programming; database design and management; design, multimedia and web technologies; entrepreneurship; and principles of business and marketing.
Intensive preparation for business and information technology careers is available at the secondary level. Courses enable students to investigate opportunities in business, prepare for entry and advancement on the job, develop management skills and identify further education and training necessary within a chosen career cluster.
Instructional ResourcesThe following courses were revised for implementation during the 2016-2017 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies (6630, 6632)
- Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies, Advanced (6631, 6633)
- International Baccalaureate Business Management (IB6135)
- International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society (IB6613)
- Business & Information Technology Course Listing (PDF)
- Essential Competency List for Business and Information Technology – Virginia's CTE Resource Center
- Administrative Planning Guide for Business and Information Technology
Virginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Career and Technical Student Organization
Prepares students for leadership and careers in business through business-related education and entrepreneurial skill development, community service and partnerships with the professional sector. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.
WBL is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of on-the-job experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries or other organizations in the community. For more information on WBL methods of instruction, visit Work-Based Learning.
Federal and State Labor Laws for Youth Work-Based Learning – Know the Rules-This is a PDF document. (PDF) is a resource that compares federal and state labor laws for nonagricultural and agricultural occupations, parental exemption, and prohibited and hazardous occupations as they relate to youth work-based learning.
- 2016-2017 Reference Sheet (PDF)
- 2016-2017 Calendar of Events
- Licensure Endorsement Requirements for Business & Information Technology
- Career Planning Guide
- Virginia Business Education Association (VBEA)
- Southern Business Education Association (SBEA)
- National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- Foundation for the Future of Business Education
- Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE)