Rhode Island is revamping its standards for Career Technical Education (CTE), staring by issuing new regulations to upgrade outdated courses and expanding the reach of quality programs, according to The Providence Journal.
â€œThe one thing we know about almost every student is that at some point in their lives, they are going to want and need to get a job,â€ Andrea Castaneda, who oversees career and technical education at the state Department of Education said in the article.
â€œAnd our responsibility is to prepare them, not merely for a job, but for a rewarding career.â€
The proposed regulations, which will be presented at a public hearing on October 13, represent the first major overhaul of career and technical education in two decades, according to The Providence Journal. Those regulations reflect state education officials to update outdated and narrowly-focused programs into those that prepare students for high-demand fields.
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