The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnership grant project is supported by $175,000 from federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 funds, which represents 54% of the total grant funding. The CTEP project stems from a national initiative supported by New Jersey’s Office of Career and Technical Education and the U.S. Department of Education, to develop a new vision for CTE.
A major component of the national vision for CTE is the “Program of Study” – a structured approach to delivering academic and CTE content that:
- Incorporates and aligns secondary and postsecondary education elements such as curricula. standards and assessments.
- Incorporates opportunities to participate in structured learning experiences, and career and technical student organizations (CTSOs).
- Incorporates applied, contextual, cross curricular and interdisciplinary instructional strategies into the curricula.
- Includes an articulation agreement or memorandum of understanding to ensure that students have a seamless transition from secondary into postsecondary education.
- Leads to an industry-recognized credential, certificate in postsecondary education, apprenticeship, and associate or baccalaureate degree.
A primary objective of CTEP is to develop model Programs of Study in each of the seven Career Clusters that can be voluntarily adopted and implemented by school districts/institutions.
CTEP is supported by funds from the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and administered by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education.