2170P - Career and Technical Education Procedure
The District’s plan for its Career and Technical Education program will be approved annually by the District. All components of the plan will meet the Career and Technical Education program standards as established by the Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
A. The District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Plan:
The District’s CTE Plan describes how the District will deliver career and technical education to its students. The goal of the District’s CTE plan is to ensure:
- Application and contextualization of the related state academic learning standards;
- Responsiveness to state-wide or local high-demand occupations;
- Compliance with the five-year plan requirements of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act;
- Sufficient equipment and facilities to meet industry standards;
- Adequate student and teacher opportunities to connect to the business community including, but not limited to, industry job shadowing, mentorships and internships;
- The integration and application of leadership and employability skills;
- Instructors connect student learning with work, home and community;
- Preparatory programs leading to a certificate or credential that is state or nationally recognized;
- Courses are sequential, rigorous and based on an analysis of technical skill attainment;
- Performance Measures and Targets established by the state are met or exceeded;
- No discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or military status in counseling students for Career and Technical Programs;
- Teachers are CTE certified in the areas in which they instruct; and
- Courses are structured so that the maximum number of students per class are determined by the number of training stations, safety factors and individual instruction requirements of the specific skills being developed.
B. Career and Technical Education Programs of Study
A program of study is a sequence of courses that identifies the secondary and post-secondary content that students need to take to ensure that they will have the knowledge and skills needed for a seamless transition to post-secondary options.
The District’s CTE program(s) of study will:
- Incorporate secondary CTE academic and elective courses and local graduation requirements as well as post-secondary education elements;
- Include coherent and rigorous academic content aligned with state learning standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, nonduplicative progression of courses that are aligned with post-secondary education in a related field;
- Include courses aligned with appropriate state academic, industry, leadership and employability standards; and
- Lead to industry-recognized credentials, an academic certificate or degree, apprenticeship, employment or certificate at the post-secondary level.
C. Advisory Committees
- Advisory committees will participate in the determination of program goals, and review and evaluate program curricula, equipment and effectiveness.
- Advisory committee participants will include representatives of business and labor who reflect the local industry and the community. Members will actively consult with other representatives of business, industry, labor and agriculture.