What is Career & Technical Education?
- Encompasses 94 percent of high school student and 12 million postsecondary students
- Includes high school, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more
- Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters and 79+pathways
- Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
- Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees
- Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
- Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills
CTE Closes the Skills Gap and Addresses the Needs of High-Growth Industries
-Association for Career & Technical Education,https://www.acteonline.org/general.aspx?id=120#.VdJ2hj-FPIU
- The skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill in the US, with 645,000 jobs open in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and 253,000 jobs open in manufacturing.
- Health care occupations, many of which require an associate degree or less, make up 8 of the 20 fastest growing occupations.
- Middle-skill jobs, jobs that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor degree, are a significant part of the economy. Of the 46.8 million job openings created by 2018, 30 percent will require some college or a two-year associate degree.
ACT WorkKeys testing will be on 11/27 and 11/28/17 for qualifying 2017-18 graduates. Test prep materials for those testing can be accessed by following instructions below:
Student Instructions for using KeyTrain in ACT WorkKeys Test Prep:
- Go to keytrain.com
- Click the red bar “Run ACT KeyTrain”
- Enter Username and password (lunch number and computer login password – If lunch number doesn’t work, ask student to add first and last initial to end of lunch number. Ex: 123456js)
- Click on “My Assignments” bar.
- Students will see preloaded courses for Reading for Information, Applied Math, and Locating Information.
- Choose one of these courses and then click to choose “Start English” or “Start Spanish” to being the pretest. Students must initially take the pretest. The resulting report will determine whether a student is “exempt” from some or all of the lessons. For any non-exempted lessons, students may then complete a series of lessons and take a quiz for each. Upon completion of the final quiz, they will either receive acknowledgment of successful completion or will be reassigned lessons for which they need continuing work.
- Students may interrupt lessons and return to them at a later time. However, quizzes must be done in one sitting or they will need to be restarted from the beginning.
Additional resources and sample questions can be found at ACT WorkKeys assessment prep.
For program information, contact:Pam Smith, Career Development CoordinatorOffice in Student Servicespamela_smith@abss.k12.nc.us(336) 438-4000, ext. 38845