Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources
Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring this strategy to your school.
Credit: Ethan Pines
Resources On This Page:
- Top Sites and Organizations
- Rubrics, Curriculum, Certification, and Evaluation
- Internships, Mentorships, Partnerships
- Resources for Starting a CTE Program
- Professional Development
- Materials from Bravo, Sheldon, and Laguna Creek
- Reading and Reports
- Additional Resources from Edutopia
Top Sites and Organizations
We've compiled a list of sites and organizations that provide useful information, background, and resources, helping you to better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.
Rubrics, Curriculum, Certification, and Evaluation
Find out what it takes to put Career and Technical Education into practice. Here you'll find tools that will help you get started in your district, school or classroom.
Internships, Mentorships, Partnerships
Internships are an integral part of successful Career and Technical Education programs. Here are templates, guides, and contracts that you can use to build your partnerships.
Resources for Starting a CTE Program
Identify Local Industries and Occupations Important to the Region:
* The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has information about job forecasts, education and training for many different professions and occupations.
* The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program invests in educational and training programs targeted to emerging and high demand industries.
Find Compatible Partners:
* In Sacramento County, the nonprofit group Linking Education and Economic Development (LEED) has created a collaboration of 21 school districts, the county office of education and dozens of labor organizations and employers.
Align CTE with Academic and Industry-Endorsed Standards
Materials from Bravo, Sheldon, and Laguna Creek
Laguna Creek High School, in Elk Grove, CA
Sheldon High School, Elk Grove, CA
Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, CA
Reading and Reports
"Beyond Tracking: Multiple Pathways to College, Career, and Civic Participation," edited by Jeannie Oakes and Marisa Saunders (Harvard Education Press, November 2008)
"Career Academies: Communities of Support for Students and Teachers: Emerging Findings from a 10-Site Evaluation," James J. Kemple, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), November 1997
"Combining Academic and Career-Technical Courses To Make College an Option for More Students: Evidence and Challenges," David Stern and Roman Stearns, November 2006
"The Economic Losses from High School Dropouts in California," Clive R. Belfield and Henry M. Levin, California Dropout Research Project Report #1, UC Santa Barbara, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, August 2007
"Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California," Gary Hoachlander, Roman J. Stearns, and Carol Studier, ConnectEd, January 2008
"High School Career Academies: A 40-Year Proven Model for Improving College and Career Readiness," Betsy Brand, American Youth Policy Forum, November 2009
"Multiple Pathways in California: An Emerging Option for High School Reform," EdSource, November 2009
"Multiple Pathways to Student Success: Envisioning the New California High School," California Department of Education, May 2010
Additional Resources from Edutopia
- Bridging the Gap: High School College Prep and Career/Technical Education
- Biotech Academy: A Catalyst for Change
- The Met: A Passion for Learning Through Internships
- Transforming a Good School into a Great School with Career Academies