Career & Technical Education
CTE Month-February 2014
CTE is broadly organized in the six program areas shown below. Each area includes a multitude of specific programs aligned by career cluster and to one or more career pathways. Guidance and counseling services and standards apply to all programs.
There are two types of CTE Assessments; the Employability Skills for Career Readiness Assessment which measures the “soft skills” needed to be successful in all careers. The second is the End-of-Program Technical Assessment which is program specific and measures the skill attainment of a student who has completed a program course sequence. These assessments are aligned to the state standards and are required by the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 389.800 section 1).
Accountability puts together required reports and other information as requested; Keeps track of secondary and post-secondary enrollment, performance, and CTE program information; Works closely with other NDE accountability groups.
Funding for local agencies is available annually through state and federal funds. Federal funding is provided by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Grant application guidelines, budget forms, uses of funds guidance, and more is provided for users on the Grants Administration page.
Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
To further the development of leadership and technical skills, students have opportunities to participate in one or more Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs develop character, citizenship, and the technical, leadership and teamwork skills essential for the workforce and their further education. Their activities are considered a part of the instructional day when they are directly related to the competencies and objectives in the course. The six approved CTSOs and their program area alignment are shown below: