Programs

CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAMS
   
 

Career & Technical Centers/Comprehensive High Schools
Find information related to programs and services offered by Vermont's regional technical centers and high schools offering technical education programs:

   
 

Consultant Assignments
Career and technical education (CTE) in Vermont is delivered through a system of regional career centers aligned with high schools within each region. The CTE staff at the department provide technical assistance and support for program improvement, new program design, state and federal grant compliance and high school transformation initiatives related to CTE. Programs of Study are organized in alignment to the National Career Clusters Model. View consultant assignments listed by:

   
 

Program & Local Plan Design & Approval Information

  • Program Approval 
    In order for the programs to be offered for students at Vermont's regional technical centers and comprehensive high schools, approval must be granted. Use this link to view a description of the process and available checklists.
  • Approved Competency Lists 
    Competencies are derived from a collaboration between education and industry and reflect what a student should know and be able to do within a specified scope of a career field. Students demonstrate the acquisition of these competencies through an array of assessments occurring throughout the learning process including portfolio, performance, and structured observation assessments.
   
 

Cooperative Education Work-based Learning
Cooperative education fosters the theory of experiential learning. Cooperative education programs establish and maintain strong collaborations (partnerships, associations) between secondary education and key members of industry. In Vermont, cooperative education is composed of four work-based learning categories: job shadow, career work experience, cooperative technical education and student apprenticeship. Use this link to view information designed to help cooperative education coordinators, students and parents get a better grasp on all that is involved with successfully establishing a cooperative education program.

   
   
 
 

August 2013: Gender Equity in Career & Technical Education (episode 11)

Increasing awareness and opportunities for young women and men to participate in education, training, and employment in career fields that have historically been filled by a single gender is key to the strength and future of Vermont’s economy. The regional technical and career centers throughout the state are required to address concerns related to gender equity and non-traditional participation in their programs. It’s important for all students to understand the spectrum of opportunities that are available to them, regardless of sex, and the responsibility that educators and businesses have to ensure there are systems in place to support students in whatever field of study and work they choose.

Roundtable Participants

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