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ERIC Number: ED509208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
CTE: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Today. Maryland Classroom. Vol. 13, No.2
Mulqueen, Nan, Ed.
Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland redesigned its CTE (career and technical education) program a dozen years ago to prepare students for the 21st Century's global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs. With 350 business and industry representatives, the state created a program whose emphasis is problem-solving and critical thinking, rather than narrow, procedural knowledge. With its industry partners, Maryland organized its CTE program around ten career clusters--groupings of related occupations that, together, constitute a full range of careers. The clusters help connect educators and employers and provide a framework for responsive, well-articulated workforce development. Within each career cluster are 4-9 more specific career pathways, and populating those pathways are 48 distinct programs, like Civil and Architectural Engineering, IT Database Modeling, and Automotive Technology. This newsletter provides a statistics of CTE programs created by Maryland.
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland