Career Technical Education in California is composed of several components, providing a broad vision, direction, support and a delivery method for the entire CTE system in the state. The following paragraphs give a brief overview of the components and links to more details.
California State Plan for Career Technical Education
The “…California State Plan for Career Technical Education, approved in March 2008 by both the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, establishes the vision, goals, and essential elements of a world-class career technical education system for the State of California.” From the State Plan Preface.
More details can be found by downloading the California Career Technical Education State Plan.
CTE Delivery Systems
Career Technical Education in California is delivered through Regional Occupational Centers and Programs, California Partnership Academies, California Community Colleges, Registered Apprentice programs and several other sources.
Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
CTSOs are: “A primary vehicle for offering support and personalization, as well as leadership development opportunities, is through the extensive and deeply rooted system of national CTSOs…structures that facilitate curriculum integration and career exploration.”