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ERIC Number: ED519843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technology Education: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Today. Maryland High School Career and Technology Education Programs of Study. Second Edition
Maryland State Department of Education
Career Technology Education (CTE) provides high school and community college students an opportunity to pursue a sequential technical and academic program of study leading to advancement in a career field. High school CTE programs of study give students the opportunity to transition smoothly into further education or postsecondary education and to earn college credit and/or industry credentials in a career field of interest. Maryland leads the nation in the redesign of CTE programs as called for in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) works closely with the Governors Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) to identify new programs in response to Maryland's workforce development needs and to ensure all CTE programs of study keep pace with industry expectations and prepare students for their next steps toward college and careers. Maryland CTE programs of study are statewide model programs designed to prepare high school students for the 21st Century's global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs. All CTE programs are aligned to established academic and technical skill standards to ensure student preparation for college and careers. These programs also include work-based learning opportunities (e.g., internships, clinical experiences, or industry-mentored projects) tied to the student's area of interest. Upon completion of a Maryland CTE program of study, students also have the option to earn college credits and/or industry-recognized credentials such as certifications and licenses. The Maryland CTE programs of study outlined in this document serve as a resource for local school systems and their community college partners. The programs included in this document are MSDE-developed programs designed with state and national-level partners, are standardized across the state and include opportunities for state-wide professional development for teachers. For each Career Cluster, MSDE has identified several new Maryland CTE programs of study for development. Most of the programs listed have been completed and are offered throughout Maryland. However, several programs are currently under development. [This document was developed using funds authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, as amended by Public Law 109-270.]
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland