New course codes will be designated for Education for Employment Introduction courses offered in middle school beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year. The courses can be offered for six, nine, or 12 weeks, with each having a designated course code. The new course code list is below.
|6||9020– EFE Intro||9030– EFE Intro|
|9||9021– EFE Intro||9031– EFE Intro|
|12||9022– EFE Intro||9032– EFE Intro|
Career Connections is the area designed to help students prepare for careers and continuing education in a challenging and rapidly changing workplace. This service area provides connecting links for students in pursuit of career development and related career information resources. Connecting links include pathways, program models, or processes that lead to, or point the way to, career goals. The total concept of Career Connections includes the components of career information resources, career development, and career connecting links.
Career Connecting Links
At the secondary level, career connecting links blend instruction with program models that provide for actual or simulated work-based experiences planned to apply classroom instruction to real-life employment situations and requirements. These links include the primary program models of:
- Cooperative Education
- Professional Internships
- Tech Prep Programs
- High Schools That Work
- Four-Year of More College Preparation
- Essential Competency List for Career Connections (Virginia's CTE Resource Center)
- Equipment Resource Guide – see Equipment for CTE Programs
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education – Special Needs Division
- Virginia Career Education Foundation – Know How Virginia
- Virginia Career VIEW – Vital Information for Education and Work
- Virginia Education Wizard
Within each cluster, there are multiple career pathways that represent a common set of skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within that pathway.