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Career and Technical Education. Building the Bridge for Tomorrow’s Workforce. Change Is In The Air. Vision, Mission, Goals CTE Update Funding. Zachary Community. City of Baker. 3. Zachary Community. City of Baker. 3. Zachary Community. City of Baker. 3. Job Market Readiness.

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Career and technical education

Career and Technical Education

Building the Bridge for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Change is in the air

Change Is In The Air

  • Vision, Mission, Goals

  • CTE Update

  • Funding

Career and technical education

Zachary Community

City of Baker


Career and technical education

Zachary Community

City of Baker


Career and technical education

Zachary Community

City of Baker


Job market readiness

Job Market Readiness

  • Industry-Based Certifications —2,049

  • Work-Based—4,846

    • Student income--$8,741,856

  • CTE Dual Enrollment—4,131

  • CTE Articulated Credit—17,187

Business industry partnerships

Business/Industry Partnerships

  • Advisory Committee

    • 22 members

  • IBC Partnerships

  • CTE Instructor Training

Bringing relevance to academic rigor

Bringing Relevance to Academic Rigor

  • CTE courses—transfer of academic skills

  • Employability Skills

  • Preparation for Post-Secondary

  • Work-ready beyond entry level positions

Commission recommendation graduation index

Commission Recommendation: Graduation Index

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Educational Mission to Prepare Louisiana’s Youth

January 23, 2009



  • Need for Plan

    • In 2005-2006, students in the 7th through 12th grade dropped out at a rate of 6.9%, or more than 18,000 per year.

    • Almost 10,000 enter the GED/Options program each year with less than 600 exiting with a GED and fewer with a Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate

    • Many of these students end up in the Juvenile Justice System or on the streets

Plan of action

Plan of Action

  • Department of Education crafted a plan in conjunction with:

    • Workforce Commission

    • Office of Juvenile Justice

    • Department of Corrections

    • LCTCS

    • Department of Social Services

    • Department of Health and Hospitals

    • The Governor’s Office



  • Craft a plan to address:

    • Immediate action to help potential dropouts in the short-term to be successful and to exit school with a meaningful credential

    • Intermediate plan to focus on students in grades 6-9 to provide interventions to make them successful

    • Long-term plan to fix the system

Immediate action

Immediate Action

  • Looked at data to determine where to focus immediate actions

  • Decided to target the districts with high number of students in Options Program and over age students in grade level

  • 14 districts targeted for immediate action beginning in January

  • Focus -- Options students

Selection process

Selection Process

  • Capacity at the local level

    • Adequate numbers of students

    • Adequate numbers of teachers

    • IBC offerings for Options Students

  • Close proximity to an LTC campus

  • Areas with high job demand

Participating districts

Participating Districts

  • Jefferson

  • Ouachita

  • Rapides

  • St. Tammany

  • Terrebonne

  • Vermilion

  • Winn

  • Ascension

  • Assumption

  • Avoyelles

  • Bossier

  • Caddo

  • Calcasieu

  • Iberia

Piloting 3 tiers of options

Piloting 3 Tiers of Options

  • Tier 1 – Students functioning at 7th grade and above

  • Tier 2 – Students functioning between 4th and 6th grade levels

  • Tier 3 – Students functioning below 4th grade level

Tiers 2 and 3

Tiers 2 and 3

  • January 2009 – Approximately 1,200

    • Intensive reading instruction to get student’s functioning level up to 7th grade level so that they can enter Tier 1 pathway (limited number at no cost)

      • Voyager Journeys and Voyager Ticket to Read

      • Jamestown Reading Navigator

      • System 44 (Must have Read 180)

      • Fast ForWord

      • Achieve 3000

Tier 1 approximately 540

Tier 1 – Approximately 540

  • Five components – JAG Model

    • Basic Skills Training toward GED – intensive use of scripted curriculum and Pilot software literacy programs (Achieve 3000 and Fast ForWord)

    • Enroll students in IBC or dual enrollment in high wage/high demand occupation training

    • Provide paid work experience/internship for students

    • Provide adult mentor for each student

    • Provide soft skill competency training

Commitment needed

Commitment Needed

  • LEAs

    • Teachers participated in curriculum and software training on December 15th

    • Signed fidelity of use agreement for software program

    • Pre/Post test students (TABE) and submit results to DOE

    • Work with LCTCS to enroll students in IBC training

    • Work with WIBs on providing students with work experience

    • Assign each student an adult mentor

Commitment needed1

Commitment Needed

  • RESC and CCTCs working as a team

    (Regional Education Service Centers and College and Career Transition Coordinators)

    • Help LEAs determine target students for Tier 1

    • Help LEAs with parent notification to complete Dual Enrollment Applications (due back to LEAs by 1/6/09)

    • Work with targeted students’ 5year plans to determine interest and aptitude and Career Pathway

    • Work with LCTCS to enroll students in IBC training based on student’s identified Career Pathway

    • Work with WIBs on providing students with work experience aligned with identified Career Pathway

    • Assign each student an adult mentor



  • DOE to pay for Dual Enrollment using CTE state funds.

  • Software vendors providing programs and training free of charge.

  • Hope to receive funds for JAG Job Specialists in each district.

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