Trade & Industrial Education
Governor’s STEM Academy at Burton Center for Arts & Technology: Motorsports Engine Building Team Students are National Champions! Congratulations to the Burton Motorsports team that won first place in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge in Indianapolis.
Hampton Roads Transportation Career Expo – High school students can visit exhibitors, see interactive demonstrations, and network with future employers in the transportation industry at the career expo on October 21, 2015 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. For more information, see School Participant Registration.
Nominations for 2015-2016 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees – School divisions may nominate a CTE teacher for each of the 2015-2016 curriculum review committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each of the 39 committees. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 127-15.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Standards and Construction Train-the-Trainer Courses – For those trade and industrial instructors and other related CTE educators who require initial OSHA certification or recertification, both courses will be offered in Roanoke in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators Summer Conference, July 25-28, 2015. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 122-15.
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.
The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2014-2015 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Global Logistics and Enterprise Systems (8419, 8422)
- Plumbing (8551, 8552, 8553)
- Precision Machining Technology (8539, 8540 ,8541)
- HVACR (8503, 8504, 8505)
- Computer Systems Technology (8622, 8623, 8624)
- Telecommunication (8650, 8651)
- Criminal Justice (8702, 8703, 8704)
- Public Safety (8700, 8701)
- Plumbing (8551, 8552, 8553)
- Robotic Workcell Technology (8557, 8558 ,8559
- 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
- High School Based Firefighter I and II Education Program Guidelines (PDF)
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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.
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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.
- Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE)