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What is CTE Transitions?
CTE Transitions is a planned sequence of study in a career technical field that students can begin participating in as early as the ninth grade.
CTE Transitions was developed to provide students with training and education to become prepared for business and industry. In the early 1980’s business and industry made the shift from the Industrial Age to the Age of Technology.
When this transition took place high schools were required to refocus their programs to include more technical training and skills, applied academics and opportunities for hands-on experiences in the workplace.
A major benefit of CTE Transitions is the connection between high school and college classes and the "real world."
CTE Transitions is a program of study that:
Provides technical preparation in a career field such as engineering technology, applied science, a mechanical, industrial, or practical art of trade, agriculture, health occupations, culinary programs, business, or economics.
Is designed for all students – not just students who are high academic performers or on a college preparation track program
Addresses different learning styles; prepares students for the careers of tomorrow; emphasizes career-ladders and lifelong learning; and creates a smooth transition between high school and college.
History of CTE Transitions
CTE Transitions education is a significant reform movement in education that was given major emphasis in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 and then amended in the School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994. The Perkins law requires that CTE Transitions programs have seven elements:
How CTE Transitions Works:
Students participate in a high school program that includes technical skills and applied academics. There are three primary areas of CTE Transitions:
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