CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION is a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with pathways to post-secondary education and careers.
THE VISION • To engage youth by contextualizing their learning by interest area • To make learning relevant by integrating academic and career instruction • To allow students to succeed in school and in the world of work • To teach students transferable skills that will lead to success in all future careers • To give students connections to learning, work and adults in the real world
CTE Course Sequences • Are a graduation requirement • Contain a minimum of 30 units • May be CTE, ROP and/or Academic • Must lead to certification, employment and/or post-secondary opportunity • Must have business partner(s) • Must cover all standards • May be supported by and eligible for supplemental funding
Introductory Course Capstone Course CTE Course Sequence CTE Content Specific Area of Interest Concentrator Course
THE CAREER ACADEMY MODEL Career Technical Education Career Academy Small Learning Communities Academics A-G INTEGRATED INSTRUCTION COMPLEMENTARY INITIATIVES
DESIRED OUTCOMES • Improved attendance • More student engagement • Lower drop-out rate • Increased academic achievement • Greater sense of community • Higher rate of job placement (regardless of career or focus) • Higher college attendance rates • Completion rate of upper level math 1.5 times higher than peers’ (strong predictor of success in college)
Career Academy Components #1 • School within-a-school; classes primarily for academy students • Students self-select; focus on "at risk" students • Common planning periods • Usually grades 10-12
Academy Components #2 • Integrated curriculum - academic content taught w/career focus • Typically 3 academic and 1 technical (career) class in 10th & 11th, plus 1 technical (career) & 1 additional career specific in 12th
Academy Components #3 • Dedicated counselor • Business partnership - advisory council • Mentoring in classroom and job sites • Internships in grades 11 or 12 • Parents actively involved Assistance with college or job placement
Increasing Rigor:CTE Standards & Frameworks FoundationStandards Pathway Standards CTE Frameworks
Foundation Standards • Support and extend the skills & competencies identified by SCANS • They are uniform in all sectors, although there is slight variation • Focus on the basic skills ALL students in that sector will need to succeed in the workplace
Pathway Standards • Pathway standards are concise statements that reflect the essential knowledge and skills students need for success in the career pathway.
CTE Frameworks • Frameworks are the “how” in implementing the CTE model curriculum standards by providing a context for the content, discussing best practices and exploring important issues in the implementation of those standards.
On-Campus Resources for CTE and Career Counseling • CTE Adviser • Work Experience Ed. Teacher-Coordinator • Career Adviser
CONTACT US Website: http://careerdevelopment.lausd.net or http://lausd.net and go to Offices and Career Development Telephone numbers: 213 241-0701 – CTE, Wk. Exp., Academies 213 745-3434 – First Break Office 213 745-1930 – Work Experience Office