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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

 KSDE CTE Vision, Purpose, and Goals

For several decades, Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been evolving. No longer offering only traditional vocational education, CTE now offers a diverse range of subjects and career fields, including a number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. In addition, the distinction between CTE and academic programs is slowly disintegrating as integrating academic content into CTE has become a national education priority. CTE has become an indispensable lever for improving students’ college and career readiness. CTE plays a powerful role in preventing students from dropping out and provides a variety of opportunities for postsecondary success and employment, including pathways to a bachelor’s degree. CTE also can help all students achieve the objectives of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) through authentic, applied learning experiences. In short, CTE is a crucial change agent for the success of improving outcomes for all students.

Kansas utilizes the National Career Clusters® Framework. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrows jobs will require additional knowledge, improved skills and highly flexible workers who continually update their knowledge and skills. Career Clusters link what students learn in school to the knowledge and skills they need for success in post-secondary education and careers.  In Kansas secondary schools, 36 Career Pathways are offered, spanning across all 16 Career Clusters.  For specific illustration check out theKansas Career Clusters & Pathways Model (PDF)

 

 

 

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NEW Career and Technical Education Information!

Below are links to documents and resources in the Career and Technical Education field. Click on the title to view the details. Items will be available in this section for four months. Please download or bookmark the link for future references.

Assistant Director Career and Technical Education
Stacy Smith
(785) 296-4351
slsmith@ksde.org

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Graduation

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078
bjohnson@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

2017 KSDE IPS Roadshows
September 8 in Salina
September 11 in Hays
September 21 in Eudora
September 22 in Girard
September 26 in Oakley
September 27 in Wichita
September 28 in Hutchinson
October 3 in Clearwater
October 6 in Sublette

KS FCCLA New and Nearly New Adviser Workshop
September 13 in Salina

SEAC September 2017
September 20-21 in Hesston

2017-18 KSDE Regional Math Trainings
October 2 in Maize
October 9 in Lansing
October 23 in Olathe
November 6 in Hays
November 13 in Wichita
February 5 in Garden City
February 12 in Junction City
February 19 in Pittsburg

2017 KSDE Annual Conference
October 11-13 in Wichita

SEAC November 2017
November 29-30 in Hesston

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