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WHAT IS CTE?

Career & Technical Education (CTE) works to combine academic, career, citizenship, and vocational preparation into a welldeveloped curriculum that allows students to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in life after formal education within a specific job or career. The purpose of Career and Technical Education is to give students the necessary tools so that they can smoothly transition into life after high school, whether that be a post-secondary education or joining the workforce. CTE: Learning that Works for America

HISTORY OF CTE
Morrill Acts of 1862 & 1890 Smith-Lever Act of 1914 Smith-Lever Act of 1917 Vocational Education Act of 1963 Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

CTE IN HIGH SCHOOLS


Core Academic Skills Employability Skills Job-Specific, Technical Skills
Career Clusters & Pathways

CTE IN HIGH SCHOOLS


CTE Programs
Family & Consumer Sciences Business Industrial Technology Agriculture Education

EFFECTS OF CTE
Students at schools with highly integrated rigorous academic and CTE programs have significantly higher achievement in reading, mathematics and science than do students at schools with less integrated programs. Almost all high school students take at least one CTE course, and one in four students take three or more courses in a single program area. A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.

CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CTSOs)


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America)

FFA (National FFA Organization)


HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) SkillsUSA TSA (Technology Student Organization) DECA

OVERVIEW
CTE provides real-world learning and skill-building through Career Clusters within the classroom in order to prepare students for a specific career or occupation.

CTE is keeping students in school while helping them gain academic achievements in the core subjects of science, reading, and math.
By incorporating CTSOs into CTE programs and classrooms, students gain even more opportunities to develop specific career skills along with ability to be a team player, speak in front of an audience, and be a leader.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR COMMENTS?

SOURCES
An association is reborn (2002). Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 77(2), 44. Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) (2013). CTE research: Fact sheets: What is CTE? Retrieved from https://www.acteonline.org/factsheets/#.UXixJpTnbIU Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (2013, Jan. 28). Retrieved April 24, 2013 from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_D._Perkins_Vocational_and_Technic al_Education_Act Coppes, M. (2013, April 23). Ask senators to sign FY 2014 Perkins funding letter [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.acteonline.org/ctepolicywatch.post.aspx?id=4100&blogid =2289#.UXiRtJTnbIU

SOURCES
DECA (2013). About us. Retrieved from http://www.deca.org/about/ Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (2013). About FBLA PBL. Retrieved from http://www.fblapbl.org/web/page/614/sectionid/614/pagelevel/1/main_interior.asp HOSA-Future Health Professionals (2013). About HOSA. Retrieved from http://www.hosa.org/node/11 HOSA-Future Health Professionals (2013). Membership benefits: Membership benefits and opportunities. Retrieved from http://www.hosa.org/node/26 Lozada, M. (1999). All In Good Time. Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 74(8), 14.

SOURCES
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (2013). Career clusters and pathways. Retrieved from http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters/glance/clustersoccupations.html

National FFA Organization (2013). FFA statistics. Retrieved from https://www.ffa.org/About/WhoWeAre/Pages/Statistics.aspx


SkillsUSA (2013). SkillsUSA facts sheet. Retrieved from http://www.skillsusa.org/about/factsheet.shtml

Technology Student Association (2013). Our story: About the technology student association. Retrieved from http://www.tsaweb.org/Our-Story