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Tech Prep students are involved in rigorous high school programs. that connect to postsecondary programs and lead to high-skill, high-wage careers. Tech Prep programs focus on teaching students how to:. Develop a career plan Solve problems Think critically Be a team player.

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Tech Prep students are involved in rigorous high school programs

  • that connect to postsecondary programs and lead to high-skill, high-wage careers.


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Tech Prep programsfocus on teaching students how to:

  • Develop a career plan

  • Solve problems

  • Think critically

  • Be a team player


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History of Tech Prep

  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 (Perkins II).

  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III).


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Unfortunately, not all Career Tech programs are tech prep programs


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Federal legislation contains eight essential elements that define a tech prep program.


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Essential Elements

# 1: Tech Prep programs lead to an Associate Degree or Certificate through a sequence of appropriate advanced academic and technical courses.

#2. Articulation.


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Essential Elements

#3. Curriculum Development Supporting Integrated/Applied Academics

# 4. Professional Development


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Essential Elements

#5. In-service training for counselors

#6. Equal access for special populations

#7. Preparatory services including Career Guidance

#8. Work-based learning experiences


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Alabama’s 22 consortia have articulation agreements

Together with area employers, they coordinate tech prep programs


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Articulation agreement:

  • A written commitment between the participants in a Tech Prep consortium to a secondary to postsecondary program designed to remove barriers and provide students with a non-duplicative sequence of courses leading to degree or certificate in the postsecondary education program.


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Types of Tech Prep Articulated Credit in Alabama

  • Local agreements that result in

    Course-for-Course Credit

    within a program area.

  • Local agreements that result in Dual Enrollment

  • Statewide articulation agreements-

    Memorandum of Understanding


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2003-2004 Statewide Draft Memorandum of Understandingfor NATEF Certified Programs:

Automotive Service Technology

Collision Repair Technology

Five Articulated Pathways by 2005


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Memorandum of Agreementfor:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)

Aviation Maintenance - Airframe

Aviation Maintenance - Power plant

Avionics Technology

Computer Information Systems

Machine Tool Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Electrical Technology

Drafting

Industrial Electronics

Industrial Maintenance

Welding


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Goals of Statewide Articulation Agreements:

  • Provide a statewide standard for awarding articulated credit.

  • Provide a common method to identify articulated courses on high school transcripts.

  • Facilitate the use of articulated credit statewide.


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Articulation Benefits for Students:

  • College credit for high school courses

  • Rigorous and relevant academics

  • Cutting-edge technical expertise

  • Exposure to high-paying careers

  • Valuable experience for resumes


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Articulation Benefits for Parents:

  • Reduced tuition costs and other expenses

  • Motivated students with a career focus

  • Employers may help pay for

    college


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Articulation Benefits for Teachers and Schools:

  • Challenging coursework

  • Better college preparation

  • Smooth transition to college

  • Community involvement and resources


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Articulation Benefits for Employers

  • Reduced training costs

  • Employees who apply knowledge and skills to solve problems

  • World-class workforce


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Articulation Benefits to the community:

  • An educated citizenry

  • A healthy economy

  • An improved quality of life


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Career Tech and Tech Prep 2004-2005

  • Statewide Articulation Plans:

    • Agriscience, Business/Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, and Technical Education

  • Early College Enrollment Program

  • High School Apprenticeship Programs

  • On-line Career Tech Courses


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Questions, Comments?

Anita Sherman

Alabama Tech Prep

[email protected]

334-353-8949


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