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ERIC Number: ED521974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-31
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technical Education Skills for Employment and Lifelong Learning Initiative
Nevada Department of Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has evolved over the years to include a plethora of skilled training opportunities for both secondary and postsecondary students. While postsecondary programs are viewed as being on the "front end" of education's effort to prepare students for the workforce, it is often the secondary-level programs that provide the inertia that steer high-school students from an education that has little focus to one with much focus, especially in helping the students clarify educational and career goals after graduation. As in most states, CTE plays a critical role in public education in Nevada. This last academic year, over 79,000 high school and 47,500 community college students enrolled in one or more CTE courses. Of those high-school students, more and more graduating seniors are seeking postsecondary education options at community colleges, promoted in large part through the establishment of articulation agreements through Tech Prep. This paper presents a plan which purpose is to improve the quality of CTE by implementing Program Quality Criteria that address the four pillars of No Child Left Behind, the benchmarks of the American Diploma Project, and the key issues of the Nevada P-16 Initiatives 2002-2007. A glossary is included.
Nevada Department of Education. 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701. Tel: 775-687-9200; Fax: 775-687-9101; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001