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OACE Career Technical Education (CTE) July 2009. Standards, Assessments, and Outcomes. Topics. What is Career Technical Education (CTE)? What plans, priorities, vision, mission, and goals does the California Department of Education (CDE) have for CTE programs?

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oace career technical education cte july 2009

OACE Career Technical Education (CTE) July 2009

Standards, Assessments, and Outcomes

  • What is Career Technical Education (CTE)?
  • What plans, priorities, vision, mission, and goals does the California Department of Education (CDE) have for CTE programs?
  • What are the CTE model standards?
  • How does OACE/CTE meet these standards?
  • What are examples of OACE/CTE assessments and outcomes?
  • What questions do you have about OACE/CTE?
  • How has the information presented helped your vision of OACE integrated programs?
what is career technical education cte
What is Career Technical Education (CTE)?

The CTE program is a sequenced program of study that:

  • Integrates academic and career technical education curriculum, including workplace competencies
  • Engages students in contextual learning so that they are able to complete a career major sequence that prepares them for postsecondary study and employment
the cde plan for cte
The CDE Plan for CTE
  • Focuses on rigorous and engaging curricula, supportive relationships, and demonstrated outcomes
  • Reshapes and revitalizes the role of career technical education as the nucleus of school reform, workforce and economic development
cde priorities
CDE Priorities
  • CTE is woven into the fabric of education, not a separate system of education
  • Programs are built on a demand-driven system that responds to real workforce needs, and state, regional, and local labor market realities
the vision of cte is to
The Vision of CTE is to…
  • Engage every student in high-quality, rigorous, and relevant educational pathways and programs, developed in partnership with business and industry
  • Promote creativity, innovation, leadership, community service, and lifelong learning
  • Allow students to turn their “passions into paychecks” – their dreams into careers
the mission of cte is to
The Mission of CTE is to…

Provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California’s economic prosperity.

cte system goals
CTE System Goals
  • Prepare all students for success in further education and/or immediate employment
  • Prepare all students with the skills and knowledge needed to reach career goals and self-sufficiency
  • Design and base courses on industry-endorsed standards and meet labor demands including new and emerging occupations
  • Collect, analyze, and use data for program improvement, accountability, and measurement of outcomes
california cte model curriculum standards
California CTE Model Curriculum Standards
  • Organized in 15 industry sectors, or groupings, of interrelated occupations and broad industries. Each sector has two or more career pathways.
  • Serve as the basis for the curriculum frameworks, instructional materials, and statewide assessments in California.
cde s industry sectors
CDE’s Industry Sectors

Available subjects, also known as industry sectors, are as follows:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Building Trades and Construction
  • Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering and Design
  • Fashion and Interior Design
  • Finance and Business
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service
  • Public Service
  • Transportation

* The green highlighted sectors are offered in OACE

sample pathways applicable to current oace sectors
Sample Pathways Applicable to Current OACE Sectors*
  • Finance and Business

Sample pathway includes:

    • Accounting Services
    • Banking and Related Services
    • Business Financial Management
  • Information Technology

Sample pathway includes:

    • Information Support and Services
    • Media Support and Services

*California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards

sample pathways for current oace sectors
Sample Pathways for Current OACE Sectors*
  • Health, Science, and Medical Terminology

Sample pathway includes:

    • Diagnostic Services
    • Health Informatics
    • Support Services
  • Building Trades and Construction

Sample pathway includes:

    • Cabinetmaking and Wood Products
    • Residential and Commercial Instruction
    • Mechanical Construction
    • Engineering and Heavy Construction

*California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards

the curriculum framework
The Curriculum Framework

Foundation standardsthat all students need to master to be successful in the career technical education curriculum and in the workplace include:

  • 1.0 Academics
  • 2.0 Communications
  • 3.0 Career Planning and Management
  • 4.0 Technology
  • 5.0 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • 6.0 Health and Safety
  • 7.0 Responsibility and Flexibility
  • 8.0 Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
  • 9.0 Leadership and Teamwork
  • 10.0 Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • 11.0 Demonstration and Application
overview of oace cte programs
Overview of OACE-CTE programs


  • The Bread Project: Cooks/Bakers


  • Computer Repair/ A+ Preparation


  • Construction Management
  • Trade and Logistics (ATLAS)


  • Urban Fire I, II and Urban Roots

Career Assessment and Workforce Development:

  • Career Exploration (Eureka)
  • Steps to Success (five days): Job searching,

interviewing, resume writing

  • Customer Service
oace cte programs
OACE-CTE programs

Office Occupations:

  • Administrative Assistant
    • MS Office: Administrative Asst. Prep (or Skill Assessment)
    • MS Office: Administrative Assistant I (Pre-req.: Administrative Asst. Prep or Assessment)
    • MS Office: Administrative Assistant II
  • MS Excel & Quickbooks: Basic Book Keeping
  • Electives:
    • PhotoShop/Illustrator Desktop Publishing (TBA)
    • MS Word: Creating Mail Merge Documents/Flyers
    • MS Excel: Creating Formulas, working w/ IF Functions
    • MS PowerPoint: Creating Masterful Presentations
  • MS Office for ESL
    • Easy Computers for English Learners
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint for English Learners
  • MS Office: Computers for Seniors (ASSETS)
  • Introduction to Computers
oace cte programs1
OACE-CTE programs

Health Care:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health care
  • Medical Front Office and Back Office
  • CPR + First Aid
assessments and outcomes
Assessments and Outcomes
  • Types of Assessments
    • Quantitative (test scores; measurable data)
    • Qualitative (e.g. projects, meetings with advisors)
  • Types of Outcomes
    • State certifications
    • Program certificates
    • Proficiency in software programs
    • Ready for career pathway
    • Ready to enter the workforce
example cna program
Example: CNA Program
  • Assessment:
    • Course exams
    • State exam
  • Outcome:
    • 90% of students who pass the CNA course also pass the state exam (Baseline: 08-09)
    • State certification
    • Proficient and job ready
example administrative assistant program
Example: Administrative Assistant Program
  • Assessment:
    • Individual software exams (SkillCheck exams)
  • Outcome:
    • 90% of students completed the exams for Admin I and Admin II with a score of 80% or higher (Baseline: 08-09)
    • Program certificates
    • Proficient and job ready (after Admin II)
example atlas program
Example: ATLAS Program
  • Assessment:
    • Forklift and HazMat exams
    • Individual meetings with advisor
  • Outcome:
    • Forklift certification
    • Program certificate of completion
    • Job readiness
cte scorecard
CTE Scorecard


To offer a rigorous and relevant course of study that sufficiently prepares our students to complete the CTE certificated programs and state exams.

job outlook and education gap
Job Outlook and Education Gap

18 of the 20 fastest growing occupations within the next decade will require Career and Technical Education

What questions do you have for me or any other CTE staff members here today?
  • How has the information presented helped your vision of OACE integrated programs?