This Federal Student Aid (A Office. of the Department of Education) website provides a checklist for 11th graders who will be college bound after graduation senior year. This site offers an extensive checklist including choosing a college, preparation for the SAT and ACT, scholarship searches and how to apply for Federal Student Aid.
This link is to the website of the Association for Career and Technical Education. As noted at its website, the association "is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers."
This link to the National Center for Education Statistics' website provides statistics on career and technical education (CTE). As noted at its website, "the primary use of the CTE Statistics system is to report on the status of career/technical education."
Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. Reports addressing various issues associated with education and the workforce are available at its website.
Choose Your Future is Chicago Public Schools' website promoting college and career readiness among its students. Though intended for Chicago Public Schools students, educators in other states may find the content useful.
This link to the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium website provides information about The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC). As noted at the website, "this is a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality standards for Career Technical Education (CTE)."
This ACTE online article reports on a 2008 study identifying the benefits of dual enrollment for students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. The study was prepared by the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.
This brief from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) explores the role of Career and Technical Student Organizations in promoting career readiness. As noted at the ACTE website, “This paper explores how career and technical student organizations enhance students' career readiness through diverse programming that is designed to enhance classroom instruction and four common organizational goals: leadership development; academic and career achievement; professional development; and community service.”
This brief, authored by the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS) and the former National High School Center, examines the role of career and technical education (CTE) in preparing students for both college and the workforce. As noted at the CCRS website, "The brief explains that CTE is an educational strategy designed to impart academic and employability skills by replacing vocational education with a series of highly rigorous sequenced programs of study that align to post-secondary education. The alignment of CTE courses with specific career pathways helps insure that skills taught are relevant to specific careers and that students see the applicability of what they are learning."
This link to the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's website provides information and resources about the Math-in-CTE model.
This link is to the website of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.
This link is to the website of the National FFA Organization.
This link is to the website of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
This link to Oklahoma's Career Tech website provides a parent toolkit with 16 downloadable brochures developed for parents who want to help their children with career development in English and Spanish.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vacational and Adult Education administers the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Perkins Collaborative Resource Network is a resource and information-sharing forum for state career and technical educators.
This link is to a 2007 National Governors Association issues brief providing strategies to update career technical programs.
This link to the Center on Great Teachers and LEaders website provides a webinar titled, Supporting 21st Century Educators: How States Are Promoting Career and Technical Educator Effectiveness. As noted at its website, the webinar provides "practical, real-life policy efforts on induction programs and student learning objective approaches for CTE teachers presented by SEA staff from Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Missouri." The webinar runs 90 minutes in length.
As noted at its website, "the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the United States."
PRoduced by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, this report provides a national view on how states adopt, organize and implement CTE standards at both the secondary and postsecondary levels and compares state CTE standards to the Common Career Technical Core.