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ERIC Number: EJ815423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Pennsylvania's Career Support Tools: An Asset to Students, Parents, the Workplace and the Economy
Wichowski, Chester P.; Kormanik, Gina; Evans, Cindy
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n7 p39-42 Oct 2008
On October 25, 2006, the Academic Standards for Career Education and Work (CEW) were introduced to the public as a component of the Pennsylvania School Code. Developed by an expert panel of academic and career and technical educators, guidance counselors, persons from the business community, and several governmental agencies, these standards were designed to include learning experiences that are age level appropriate and supportive of all career areas for everyone. This document delivered a mandate to all Pennsylvania educators to teach, challenge, and support every student to his or her maximum potential, and to acquire the knowledge and skill needed to complete all of the elements included in the CEW as they progress through grades K-12. There are two sources of tools to help Pennsylvania educators with the implementation of these standards. One is the CEW Standards Toolkit, an electronic online resource managed by the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, which provides educators with resources they can use to fulfill the achievement of the standards. CareerLinking Academy is another tool to support Pennsylvania educators in the implementation of these standards. The program, developed by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board (LVWIB), is an innovative career exploration program, specifically targeted for students in grades 10-12 that is aligned to the CEW. Pennsylvania has put in place these tools necessary for students to develop career awareness and acquire the coveted academic and technical skills they will need to be competitive when they enter the workforce.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania