Career Clusters and programs of study (POS) continue to shape the structure, content, organization and quality of career technical education (CTE). Thirty-six states have completely adopted the Career Clusters framework, 11 states have modified the framework, and the remaining 6 states have developed individualized approaches.
Last year, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) surveyed the state directors to gauge states’ progress in implementing POS within the Career Clusters framework. The results of the survey reveal that most states continue to embrace Career Clusters and have dramatically expanded their implementation since 2007.
Today, NASDCTEc is releasing an issue brief, Career Clusters and Programs of Study: State of the States – April 2011, to report on states’ progress in implementing POS. The paper is an update of a 2007 NASDCTEc publication of the same title.
Please join us this afternoon at 3:00 pm for a webinar to further discuss this theme. State directors Lee Burket (Pennsylvania) and Scott Stump (Colorado) will discuss their states’ innovative approaches to POS implementation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kara Herbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.