Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Shenandoah County Agriculture Educator Is 2015 Virginia Teacher of the Year – Jaclyn M. Roller Ryan, an agricultural education teacher at Signal Knob Middle School in Shenandoah County, was selected from eight Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year as the 2015 winnerr. She will be the commonwealth’s nominee in the Council of Chief State School Officers’ National Teacher of the Year Program. See news release and find out more about the Teacher of the Year program.
148 Virginia schools are nationally recognized as 2013-2014 Blue Star Schools by Working In Support of Education (w!se). A school testing 10 or more students must have achieved a 75 per cent passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test and have a majority of students on a given grade level take the test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80 percent or higher. The Blue Star schools will be honored at the annual MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City on November 4, 2014.= Off site web page or resource
2014-15 Training Sessions for Administrators – For information about the 2014-15 Video Training Sessions for Administrators, the video webinar series for Project Lead the Way and the training sessions for Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) for the Commonwealth Assessment and Work-Based Learning (WBL), visit the Professional Development Page. You can also find the link in the menu to the right under Administrative Support.
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 2012-13 (PDF) – summarizes statewide demographics and student performance.|
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