ERIC Number: ED509208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, State Programs, Labor Force Development, Occupational Clusters, Program Descriptions, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Partnerships in Education, Intellectual Disciplines
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland