Career & Technical Education (CTE)
May 17, 2103 – Estimated State Allocations under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. See Superintendent's Memo #128-13
Now available: Virginia’s Microsoft IT Academy Certification Program
CTE Success Stories Wanted – As part of the branding effort of CTE in Virginia, teachers are invited to submit student success stories and photographs of best practices in CTE programs and special initiatives. CTE Success Stories Spotlight memo (PDF), CTE Success Stories Spotlight form (Word), Student Release form (PDF)
Archived Video Training Sessions, 2012-2013 – view training sessions held during the 2012-2013 school year.
Career and technical education programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 550,000 students in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.
Virginia acknowledges the importance of career and technical education to students and the commonwealth through diploma seals awarded by the Board of Education, by recognizing industry credentialing in its diploma requirements, and through the use of Career Pathways as an integral part of the newly required Academic and Career Plan.
Career Clusters Sample Plans of Study – a resource to assist CTE administrators and school counselors in developing student academic and career plans of study for successful transitions between secondary and postsecondary education for each pathway within a career cluster. The sample plans of study template meets all the state and federal requirements.
CTE Performance Trends
Career and Technical Education (CTE) actively partners with business and industry to design and provide high quality, dynamic programs to meet current, emerging and projected labor market needs. Virginia’s 16 career clusters help students investigate careers and design a rigorous and relevant plan of study to advance their career goals. Each career cluster contains multiple pathways that represent a common set of academic, technical and employability skills. Career pathways lead to credentials that qualify students for a range of career opportunities from entry to professional level.
|Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative (PDF) – provides a snapshot of the number of industry credentials earned by students in career and technical education over the past several years.||Virginia’s Credentialing Performance Trends (PDF) – connects the value of earning industry credentials and degrees with fulfilling employer needs in high-wage high-skill, and high-demand jobs.||Virginia Career and Technical Education: Program Highlights 2011-12 (PDF) – summarizes statewide demographics and student performance.|
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