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 are due by April 14, 2017.
February is 2017 CTE Month – CTE Month is the perfect time to highlight and celebrate the positive opportunities of career and technical education (CTE). CTE provides career exploration and career skills development for secondary students as well as recognizes the CTE professionals, businesses, and community partners. CTE programs are preparing students to be both college and career ready and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career fields by providing core academic skills, employability skills, and technical job-specific skills. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!” More information on 2017 CTE Month and the Governor’s Proclamation for CTE Month -This is a PDF document. (PDF).
Nominations for 2016-2017 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees – School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 36 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). The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval (division superintendent or designee). For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 104-16.
Marketing programs prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. Instruction in the Marketing, Hospitality & Tourism, Business Management & Administration, and Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, career clusters enable students to gain knowledge and skills in:
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:
- Global Marketing and Commerce (8135) New Course Name: Opportunities in Global Trade
- Global Marketing and Commerce, Advanced (8136) – New Course Name: Advanced Opportunities in Global Trade
- Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing (8175) – New Course Name: Sports and Entertainment Marketing
- Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing, Advanced (8177) - New Course Name: Sports and Entertainment Management
- Travel and Tourism, Advanced (8167) – New Course Name and Code: Travel and Tourism Marketing and Sales (8169)
- Hotel Marketing, Advanced (8162) – New Course Name and Code: Hotel Management and Operations (8159)
- Marketing Course Listing (PDF)
- Essential Competency List for Marketing – Virginia's CTE Resource Center
- Administrative Planning Guide for Marketing
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide - See Equipment for CTE Programs
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)Virginia DECA Organization
Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. 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 (PDF)
- Licensure Endorsement Requirements – Marketing Education
- Career Planning Guide
- Virginia Association of Marketing Educators (VAME)
- Virginia DECA Foundation
- Marketing Education Association (MEA)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE)