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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
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

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

Career, Standards and Assessment Services Upcoming Events

2019 KSDE CTE Workshops
September 4 in Hays
September 5 in Dodge City
September 10 in Wichita
September 12 in Salina
September 17 in Chanute
September 19 in Topeka
September 25 in Goodland

HGSS Classroom-Based Assessment Trainings
September 10 in Oakley
September 11 in Sublette
September 23 in Girard
September 24 in Lawrence
September 26 in Salina
September 30 in Hutchinson

2019 SEAC September
September 18-19 in Hesston

Integration Celebration: FCCLA in the FCS Classroom
September 25 in Salina

KS FCCLA New and Nearly New Adviser Workshop
September 25 in Salina

2019-2020 Regional Math Professional Learning Days
October 7 in Salina
October 11 in Chanute
October 14 in Hays
October 18 in Kansas City
October 21 in Emporia
November 1 in Derby
November 25 in Topeka
January 31 in Garden City

KSDE Annual Conference
October 28-30 in Wichita

2019 SEAC December
December 11-12 in Hesston

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