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NASDCTEc Launches Common Career Technical Core Alignment Study Across States

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

This week, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) launched an alignment study to compare the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) against state Career Technical Education (CTE) standards. The goal of the study is to assist states and territories in their effort to improve the quality of CTE programs. NASDCTEc is partnering with Global Skills Exchange (GSX) and The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) at The Ohio State University (OSU) to conduct the alignment study.

The CCTC is a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality standards for CTE that states can adopt voluntarily. The CCTC, released in June 2012, was informed by state and industry standards and developed by a diverse group of teachers, business and industry experts, administrators and researchers.

The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and supporting career pathways that encompass a comprehensive collection of industry-validated expectations of what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study. The CCTC also includes an overarching set of Career Ready Practices that apply to all 16 Career Clusters™. The Career Ready Practices include 12 statements that address the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are important to becoming career ready.

NASDCTEc plans to publicly release the results of the alignment study in October 2013 during the fall membership meeting.

About NASDCTEc’s Partners

GSX was founded in 2003 to create a link between the world of work and the world of learning. Within education, GSX provides comprehensive solutions for educational institutions that strengthen the preparation of all students to meet the skills demand in the market economy. In collaboration with partners from industry and government, GSX develops solutions to drive the achievement of various student performance goals including college entry and completion, industry-based certification, gainful employment and career advancement. Using the context of regional labor market projections, GSX creates programmatic relevance for local K-16 education systems that prepares students to master skills in real time and for future demand. To learn more about GSX, visit <http://www.gskillsxchange.com>.

OSU CETE is one of the United States’ leading institutions for workforce and career technical education and training. Established in 1965, CETE is a full-service organization whose mission is to facilitate workforce improvement by providing leadership, curriculum, information, professional development, program evaluation, and learner assessment products and services for public and private clients throughout the world. To learn more about OSU CETE, visit <http://www.cete.org>.

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NASDCTEc Unveils Common Standards for Career Technical Education

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Career Technical Education (CTE) State Directors unveiled the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a shared set of high-quality CTE standards. The CCTC is a state-led initiative to ensure that CTE programs are consistent and high-quality across our nation.

“Career Technical Education State Directors have put to action their vision for all CTE programs to meet consistent and rigorous standards by coordinating the development of the Common Career Technical Core,” said Dr. Patrick Ainsworth, President of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and CTE State Director.

“The CCTC, which was developed with input from education and industry experts, will help to ensure that our nation’s students are poised to meet the education and workforce demands of the global economy.”

States may voluntarily adopt the CCTC, which will complement and support other comprehensive college and career ready standards, such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and mathematics.

Over the course of the next year, NASDCTEc will launch an initiative to coordinate a comprehensive gap analysis to compare each state’s current course-level standards against the CCTC program-level standards to determine alignment. The gap analysis will be conducted by a team of third-party experts to ensure quality and consistency across the states.

DOWNLOAD the CCTC Standards here. 

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NASDCTEc Will Unveil the Common Standards for CTE at National Career Clusters™ Institute on June 19

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) will release the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) — a set of rigorous, high-quality CTE standards to be shared by states– at the National Career Clusters ™ Institute  on June 19, 2012.

Forty-two states, Washington, DC and Palau participated in the development of the CCTC. The development of the CCTC was a multi-step process that incorporated input at various stages from approximately 3,500 individuals representing K-12 education, business and industry and higher education from across the nation.

Who:  National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium

What: Common Career Technical Core Unveiling

Where:   National Career Clusters ™ Institute at the Omni Shore, located at 2500 Calvert Street NW,  Washington, DC 20008

When:  Tuesday, June 19, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

The Institute is an annual summer event that offers a range of seminars and workshops highlighting model CTE programs across the country that are aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework™.  More than 800 secondary and postsecondary educators and administrators, workforce development and industry partners, and counselors will attend. The NASDCTEc Spring Meeting, an event in which CTE State Directors from across the nation convene to discuss public policy issues, will run concurrently with the Institute.

Media interested in attending the Institute or scheduling an interview should contact Erin Uy at [email protected] or 301-641-9358.

 

Erin Uy, Communications & Marketing Manager

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NASDCTEc Collects More than 1,700 Reviews of Common CTE Standards, Moving Development Forward

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

More  than 1,700 reviews  of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a shared set of rigorous, high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) standards, were submitted during the recent public comment phase. Input on the CCTC was collected from a broad range of CTE stakeholders, including educators, administrators, and business and industry representatives.

“Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders believed it was critical to engage leading experts in the education, industry and technical fields to help develop and validate CTE standards that truly reflect the timely education and workforce needs of today’s global economy,“ Dr. Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).

“The robust participation by a broad range of CTE stakeholders demonstrates the desire to develop standards that prepare our students for the future.”

NASDCTEc is coordinating the CCTC initiative. Forty-two states, Washington, DC and Palau participated in the development of the CCTC.

The development of the CCTC was a multi-step process that incorporated input at various stages from approximately 3,500 individuals representing K-12 education, business and industry and higher education from across the nation.  The public comment period ran from April 30 – May 11, 2012 and was an opportunity for CTE stakeholders to participate in the development of the CCTC.

The final standards are slated for public release at the National Career Clusters ™ Institute  on June 19, 2012. Click here and learn more about the CCTC online or visit www.careertech.org.

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REMINDER: Final Week for Public Input on Common State Standards for CTE

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) is seeking public input on the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a set of shared state standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) designed to help ensure all CTE students have access to high-quality, rigorous, career-focused learning opportunities in every state, and every community across the nation.

The public comment period ends this Friday, May 11, 2012. All CTE stakeholders, including educators, administrators, and industry are urged to provide input by using the CCTC Public Comment webpage at: <http://www.careertech.org/career-technical-education/cctc/publiccomment.html>. More detailed guidelines about submitting feedback, as well as direct links to each set of standards can be found on the webpage.

Additional details about the CCTC can be found online at: <http://www.careertech.org/career-technical-education/cctc/> or by emailing Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director at: [email protected].

Erin Uy, Communications & Marketing Manager

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Forty-One States and DC Declare Support for Development of Shared Set of CTE Standards

Monday, March 26th, 2012

NASDCTEc announced today that state leaders from across the nation are uniting to spearhead an initiative to develop a Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a set of shared state standards for Career Technical Education (CTE).

NASDCTEc  is coordinating the state-led effort, which will complement and support comprehensive college and career ready standards, such as the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSI) in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The CCTC will build a common connection among states to help prepare CTE students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand jobs. Forty-one states; Washington, DC and Palau have signed a declaration of support for the CCTC initiative, pledging their involvement in the development stage.

A range of stakeholders from business and industry to educators will be involved in the multi-step process to develop the CCTC. The development of the standards will be led by working groups made up of state-nominated experts from a variety of sectors. Their involvement will help ensure that the CCTC reflects the timely education and workforce needs of today’s global economy.

The working groups convened for the first time this week. Later in the spring, NASDCTEc will seek public comment on the draft standards. Final standards are scheduled for public release in June 2012, at which point states will move individually to adopt and implement the CCTC.

Erin Uy, Communications & Marketing Manager

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