Rene Day – Shelby Co. Kay Harris – Jefferson Co. Tommy Glasscock – Chilton Co. David Asbury – Gadsden City Camille H. Wright – Madison City What IS CTE? Finding the Balance Historically 2 Paths Vocational OR Education Academic Education College OR Career Ready Vocational Training OR College Prep Welding Auto Body AP Calculus Honors Biology Masonry Machine Shop AP Literature Anatomy and Physiology CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College AND Career Ready!!! What We Know Parents WANT Their Children To Go To College Bulimic Learning Doesn’t Work CTE Is for Everyone Workforce Demands Are Not Met Dropping Out of School is A Process of Disengagement College AND Career Ready Broad Based, Responsive Programs Workforce Driven CTE is for ALL Students! Career Exploration Internships and Application Credentialing and Work Skills Dual Enrollment/ Articulated Credit CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!! Making College and Career Ready a Reality! Shelby County Career/Technical Education Rene’ D. Day Shelby County’s Reality Diversity Brings Challenges SocioEconomic GROWTH Culture/ Language But, Career-Technical Education helps level the playing field for all students. DECA FFA HOSA FCCLA Shelby County CTSO SKILLS USA FBLA TSA Focused On: Personal Growth, Team Building, Leadership Development CTE Student Organizations Quick Facts 44 chapters representing 7 organizations In last 3 years: 1 state FFA president 1 state HOSA president 1 state SkillsUSA officer 1 state FBLA officer 1 state DECA officer 2 district FFA officers 1 FFA national officer candidate 1 state SkillsUSA faculty advisor In Shelby County, CTSO Success is a Reality! In last 3 years: 1 gold medalist in welding- National SkillsUSA 1 silver medalist team in CSI – National SkillsUSA 1 bronze medalist in police work – National SkillsUSA 1 silver medalist – National FCCLA 2 students ranked among top 10 nationally in collision repair and internetworking – National SkillsUSA Additional 3 ranked in top 20 nationally – National SkillsUSA 1 state winner – advancing to compete at National FFA in October Numerous students placing in state FBLA, DECA, FCCLA, HOSA, and TSA events Review of the Research • 70% of DECA students indicated their experience future career plans and 65% indicated that it influenced future college plans • Participation in Career/Tech pathways and student organizations are a means to improve social mobility for disadvantaged students. (Offenstein et al, 2009) Shelby County – A College and Career Ready Mindset What we believe: We see a paradigm shift in the way parents view post-secondary education The present economic environment has caused families to look beyond the traditional “my student is going to college” mentality – now a more focused, purpose-driven approach is required This shift in attitude highlights the opportunities CTE provides for all students My Future will enable students to look at all ways to gain access to the workforce Shelby County Superintendent Career Technical Education is for ALL students! Focused Integration of CTE throughout students’ high school experience BTA – Career Forward solves online experience graduation requirement Partnerships with local business and industry focus on integration of 21st century skills and credentialing opportunities Student Internships based on work-based learning model – Workplace Essentials CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!! CTE Commission Panel Discussion—Best Practices Jefferson County Kay Harris Technical Skill Assessments/Credentialing • • • • • • • • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) CNA, First Aid, CPR ServSafe Hunter Education Certification NCCER and OSHA 10 hour A*S*K Institute (Financial Literacy) WorkKeys NAF & PLTW—establishing own tests www.alcareertech.org Grids Jefferson County • 2010-11 – 317 Credentials Attempted – 252 Credentials Passed (79%) • 2011-12—Full Implementation – Capstone Courses at each school – Assessments & Certificate Programs BIC Business Industry Certification Certification Process Promotes Program Improvement Quality-oriented accountability Alabama—only state in the nation to require ALL CTE programs to certify to industry standards BIC is ISO 9001:2000 approved BIC • • • • • • • Advisory Committees Student Organizations Industry Awareness Hours Safety Equipment—Equitable Lesson Plans Consistency BIC in Jefferson County • 13 Middle Schools • 13 High Schools • 95 Programs • 117 Teachers • 98% of the programs are certified Career Development Plan (Career Assessment Programs) Board Approval—All Students • Middle School – 7th • • • • Learning Style Assessment 3 Careers of Interest Hollands Self-Directed Search (self-directed search) ACT—Explore – 8th • • • • Jung’s Topology (personality) 5 Careers of Interest Career Match Maker 4-Year Educational Plan Collaborative Effort • High School – 9th • Update 4-Year Plan • Select Career Cluster • Activities--Resumes – 10th • PLAN • Ability Profiler – 11th • ACT – 12th • WorkKeys Career Development Plan (Career Assessment Programs) Board Approval—All Students • Middle School – 7th • • • • Learning Style Assessment 3 Careers of Interest Hollands Self-Directed Search (self-directed search) ACT—Explore – 8th • • • • Jung’s Topology (personality) 5 Careers of Interest Career Match Maker 4-Year Educational Plan Collaborative Effort • High School – 9th • Update 4-Year Plan • Select Career Cluster • Activities--Resumes – 10th • PLAN • Ability Profiler – 11th • ACT – 12th • WorkKeys CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!! Articulated Credit Dual Enrollment Best Practices Chilton County Career/Technical Education Tommy Glasscock Articulated Credit • Dual Enrollment & Articulation • Policies approved by the Alabama State Board of Education allow qualifying CTE high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits while in high school by participating in dual enrollment, accelerated credit and the Early College Enrollment Program (ECEP). Articulation • Secondary and Postsecondary work together to ensure the same standards are being taught on both sides. • High School students can receive credit for courses taken that will crosswalk with Postsecondary. Dual Enrollment • Students are enrolled at the college level while taking courses in high school. • Students must maintain a 3.0 to be considered. • Grant monies can be used to pay students tuition. Chilton County Dual Enrollment • Three Programs, Welding, Business, and Drafting. • Seen Enrollment double in these areas • Student tuition paid by Jeff State LeCroy Technical Center • 14 program areas • Seen enrollment grow by 100 students since 2008 • Strong Advisory councils (Chamber of Commerce) • New Distance Learning Access lab • New mobile Guidance Lab • Newly renovated conference Center Driven by Local Business Industry Partnerships • Strong commitment to knowing industry needs. • Advisory Council ( Active) • Trade and Industrial tax ($500,000) annually. Earmarked for Tech Center • Professional development (teachers) • Strong support from State Department • Business Industry Certification • Not afraid to try something new CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!! Making ALL Students College and Career Ready Student and Workforce Responsive Internship Best Practices Madison City Schools Camille H. Wright CTE Madison Business City (Marketing, Business Hospitality And Tourism (Culinary) Management & Administration) Health Science (Health Science, Biomedical) Government and Public Administration (JROTC) (Teaching) #1 Job ALL STUDENTS STEM (Engineering Academy) #2 Job Human Services Agriculture (Landscaping, Green Building Construction) Education And Training (Fashion& Interior IT & Computer Science (Programming) Design, Family and Community Service) Health Science Cluster Therapeutic Service and Biomedical Academies Pharmacy Tech, CNA, Lab Tech, Dental Asst., Home Health Aide EMT,LPN, RN, Dental Hygienists, MD, DMD, DVM Research, MD, DMD, Pharm.D., Geneticists, Vet, Chemists AOD Curriculum, Biology, Bio II, A & P, Spanish Honors Biology, Chemistry, A&P, Human Body Systems, Latin AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Human Body Systems, Latin Engineering Internships in Year 3 Engineering partnerships - Hudson Alpha, Raytheon , Miltec, Ageis, SAIC, Ares, Amtec, AOS, Boeing, NASA, and many more. Three students who interned with Miltec. All are going into different fields of Engineering. Cluster: Architecture and Construction Pathway: Building Construction Program: Green Building Construction Green Building Construction Academy Construction Worker (Credential) Building Science Architecture CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!! Business and Industry Certification Student Credentialing Best Practices Gadsden City Career/Technical Education David Asbury PERFORMING ARTS CAREER THEMED ACADEMY Career Cluster : ARTS, A/V Technology and Communicaions Pathway: Performing Arts Planning underway Incorporating Arts, Academics, and Careers Academics + Arts + Careers PERFORMING ARTS CAREER THEMED ACADEMY Traditional Career-Tech Program Connections: Electricity (Lights/Sound) Cosmetology (Make-Up) Marketing (Promotions) Business (Budgets) Academics + Arts + Careers PERFORMING ARTS CAREER THEMED ACADEMY Admission Auditions Senior Projects / Recitals Portfolios Academic Project Connections Foundations Class Career Focus Job Shadowing / Internships Academics + Arts + Careers 2009-2010 CLUSTER ENROLLMENT Top 6 Business Management and Administration Human Services Finance Cluster Enrollment Marketing Sales and Services Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Hospitality and Tourism 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 Challenges Public perception Lack of true career counseling in high schools (Remember Professional Athlete) Development of SUSTAINABLE partnerships between schools, the school system and business/industry Challenges FUNDING to keep up with growth and sustain ability to develop new quality programs students deserve AND provide credentialing that they need. CREDENTIALING EXAMPLE: Perkins Funding for Credentials (very limited) Approximate Costs per student $WorkKeys $16 $IC3 $85 $NCCER $18/module/student $NOCTI $15-25 $13 HS in Jefcoed $1 class of 25 x 13 schools = 325 x $25 = $8,125 $3 classes of 25 x 13 schools = 975 x $25 = $24,375 CTE is for ALL Students!!! ALL Students College and Career Ready!!!