NASDCTEc Collects More than 1,700 Reviews of Common CTE Standards, Moving Development Forward
Posted on 05/31/2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (May 31, 2012) – More than 1,700 reviews of the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a shared set of rigorous, high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) standards, were submitted during the recent public comment phase. Input on the CCTC was collected from a broad range of CTE stakeholders, including educators, administrators, and business and industry representatives.
“Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders believed it was critical to engage leading experts in the education, industry and technical fields to help develop and validate CTE standards that truly reflect the timely education and workforce needs of today’s global economy,“ Dr. Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).
“The robust participation by a broad range of CTE stakeholders demonstrates the desire to develop standards that prepare our students for the future.”
NASDCTEc is coordinating the CCTC initiative. Forty-two states, Washington, DC and Palau participated in the development of the CCTC.
The development of the CCTC was a multi-step process that incorporated input at various stages from approximately 3,500 individuals representing K-12 education, business and industry and higher education from across the nation. The public comment period ran from April 30 – May 11, 2012 and was an opportunity for CTE stakeholders to participate in the development of the CCTC.
CCTC will help ensure all CTE students have access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused learning opportunities in every state, and every community across the nation. States may voluntarily adopt the CCTC, which will complement and support other comprehensive college and career ready standards, such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and mathematics.
The final standards are slated for public release at the National Career Clusters ™ Institute on June 19, 2012. Click here and learn more about the CCTC online or visit www.careertech.org.