CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

According to the Great Schools Partnership (2014), “Career and technical education (CTE) is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation." CTE success is much more than just developing the skills of the discipline!

The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework


How CTE Fits into the Framework

What Students Need

  • Rigorous Academic Preparedness: CTE students must develop the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to be employable.
  • Opportunity Knowledge: CTE students must be connected with the potential career pathways and postsecondary options related with their course of study.
  • Student Agency: CTE students need the perseverance and mindsets that allow them to apply their learning and enter the workforce.

What Educators Do

  • Insist on Rigor: AVID instructional practices, like WICOR®, equip CTE educators to support their students in developing the skills needed to be employable.
  • Break Down Barriers: AVID supports CTE educators in fostering high expectations for students and addressing barriers to access and equity in CTE programs.
  • Align the Work: AVID supports CTE educators in clarifying how their work contributes to the mission of college and career readiness for all students.
  • Advocate for Students: An AVID Schoolwide culture promotes career exploration and connections throughout the school and fosters partnerships with the local community.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION


According to the Great Schools Partnership (2014), “Career and technical education (CTE) is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation." CTE success is much more than just developing the skills of the discipline!

The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework


How CTE Fits into the Framework

What Students Need

Rigorous Academic Preparedness:
CTE students must develop the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to be employable.

Opportunity Knowledge:
CTE students must be connected with the potential career pathways and postsecondary options related with their course of study.

Student Agency:
CTE students need the perseverance and mindsets that allow them to apply their learning and enter the workforce.

What Educators Do

Insist on Rigor:
AVID instructional practices, like WICOR®, equip CTE educators to support their students in developing the skills needed to be employable.

Break Down Barriers:
AVID supports CTE educators in fostering high expectations for students and addressing barriers to access and equity in CTE programs.

Align the Work:
AVID supports CTE educators in clarifying how their work contributes to the mission of college and career readiness for all students.

Advocate for Students:
An AVID Schoolwide culture promotes career exploration and connections throughout the school and fosters partnerships with the local community.


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