Career Education

 Career Education

  • Advance Career and Technical EducationCareer Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.
  • Association for Career and Technical Education:  The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Their mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    NASDCTEc is an advocate for policies and legislation that enhance and sustain high-quality CTE programs throughout the nation. To that end, NASDCTEc represents the CTE interests of its members in the nation’s capital by actively monitoring federal and state legislative developments and maintaining a focus on the latest research, news and issues influencing the dialogue on CTE and education policy. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/what-we-do#sthash.geaGY5zK.dpuf
    NASDCTEc is an advocate for policies and legislation that enhance and sustain high-quality CTE programs throughout the nation. To that end, NASDCTEc represents the CTE interests of its members in the nation’s capital by actively monitoring federal and state legislative developments and maintaining a focus on the latest research, news and issues influencing the dialogue on CTE and education policy. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/what-we-do#sthash.geaGY5zK.dpuf
    NASDCTEc oversees CTE: Learning that Works for America®, a national branding campaign to support high-quality CTE. Nearly every state in the nation has signed on to this campaign and is using the campaign’s brand and resources to communicate the benefits of high-quality CTE to all stakeholders. NASDCTEc also collects state and national data to help demonstrate the value of CTE to students, employers and the economy. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/what-we-do#sthash.geaGY5zK.dpuf
    Career Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges—from workforce development to student achievement, from economic vitality to global competitiveness. With more than 12.5 million students nationwide, CTE programs in high schools and postsecondary institutions are leading change, transforming expectations and making a difference. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/cte-works#sthash.nuLmvW2w.dpuf
    Career Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges—from workforce development to student achievement, from economic vitality to global competitiveness. - See more at: http://www.careertech.org/cte-works#sthash.nuLmvW2w.dpuf
    CTE programs at the high school and post-secondary schools are leading change and making a difference in career and technical education. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and vocational skills needed to compete successfully.
  • Career and Technical Education:  The Iowa Department of Education provides information and guidance on agriculture, family and consumer science, health occupations, business, industrial technology, and marketing. Guidelines, documents, resources, and links for career education are also provided.  Stay current on the redesign of CTE.
  • Career Clusters Framework

    The National Career Clusters® Framework provides a vital structure for organizing and delivering quality CTE programs through learning and comprehensive programs of study. In total, there are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing more than 79 Career Pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career.

    As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for the 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career.

  • Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education - US Department of Education: 

    Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges. For the latest news and information about career and technical education and adult education, see the "OCTAE Connection newsletter" and the OCTAE Blog.

  • School to Careers  Iowa Public Television introduces students to careers through interviews of individuals in various careers. 

This page was updated on November 7, 2016.