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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.


Tech Prep programsfocus on teaching students how to:

  • Develop a career plan

  • Solve problems

  • Think critically

  • Be a team player


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).


Unfortunately, not all Career Tech programs are tech prep programs


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


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.


Essential Elements

#3. Curriculum Development Supporting Integrated/Applied Academics

# 4. Professional Development


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


Alabama’s 22 consortia have articulation agreements

Together with area employers, they coordinate tech prep programs


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.


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


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

Automotive Service Technology

Collision Repair Technology

Five Articulated Pathways by 2005


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


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.


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


Articulation Benefits for Parents:

  • Reduced tuition costs and other expenses

  • Motivated students with a career focus

  • Employers may help pay for

    college


Articulation Benefits for Teachers and Schools:

  • Challenging coursework

  • Better college preparation

  • Smooth transition to college

  • Community involvement and resources


Articulation Benefits for Employers

  • Reduced training costs

  • Employees who apply knowledge and skills to solve problems

  • World-class workforce


Articulation Benefits to the community:

  • An educated citizenry

  • A healthy economy

  • An improved quality of life


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


Questions, Comments?

Anita Sherman

Alabama Tech Prep

[email protected]

334-353-8949


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