Trade & Industrial Education
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).
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Credentialing Update – In August 2016, NCCER released the Academic Career Test (ACT) pre- and posttest program that replaced the National Construction Career Test (NCCT) examinations. The ACT pre- and posttest must be delivered by accredited NCCER schools through the Testing Management System (TMS). The TMS is a web-based platform designed to create, launch, score, and electronically store test and student progress. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #002-17.
Announcing Teacher Training for Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification Course – This training is specifically for currently licensed technology education teachers in divisions that offer or plan to offer either Manufacturing Systems program or Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing course and for trade and industrial teachers in divisions who plan to offer the Precision Machining, Industrial Robotics, or Industrial Maintenance courses. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #301-16.
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.
Barbering and Cosmetology Examination Eligibility Changes – Effective school year 2016-2017, barbering and cosmetology programs must satisfy the three-year 840-hour requirement for Barbering I, II, III, and Cosmetology I, II, III. High school student shall be eligible to take the Board-approved examination upon completion of the three-year program. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 075-16.
Trade and Industrial Education covers a variety of specialized areas including robotic workcell technology; transportation, distribution, and logistics such as automotive technology, motorsports, and aviation; computer networking technology hardware operations; building trades; commercial photography and graphic imaging; radio and TV communications; criminal justice; and public safety including fire fighting.
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:
- Entertainment Design and Technology (8489) - New Course
- Motorsports Technology I, II, III (8509, 8510, 8511)
- Cosmetology I, II, III (8527, 8528, 8529)
- Mechatronics I, II, III (8554, 8555, 8556) – New Course
- Industrial Maintenance Technology I, II (8575, 8576)
- Building Management I,II, III (8590, 8591, 8592)
- Cabinetmaking I, II (8604, 8605)
- Diesel Equipment Technology I, II, III (8613, 8614, 8615)
- Welding I, II, III (8672, 8673, 8674)
- Small Engine Technology I, II (8725, 8726)
- Barbering I, II, III (8740, 8741, 8742)
- Marine Service Technology I, II (8750, 8751)
- Trade & Industrial Education Course Listing (PDF)
- Essential Competency List for Trade and Industrial Education (Virginia's CTE Resource Center)
- Administrative Planning Guide for Trade and Industrial Education
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide – See Equipment for CTE Programs
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These courses are part of the Construction Pathway in the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster.
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These courses are part of the Emergency and Fire Management Services and Law Enforcement Services Pathways in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster.
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These courses are part of the Transportation Operations Pathway in the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.
SkillsUSA- Champions at Work
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
A partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure Virginia and America have a skilled work force. 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.
- Manufacturing Skills Institute
- Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE)