Alabama

Alabama
Mission: 

Mission: All Students Career and College Ready

Vision: Every child a graduate, every graduate prepared for college/work/adulthood in the twenty-first century.

CTE Delivery: 

CTE is offered through the following institutions:

  • Comprehensive High Schools
  • Specialized CTE centers
  • Community Colleges
Secondary Indicators: 
Secondary Targets Met?2015-162016-17
Academic Skills - Reading/Language ArtsYesYes
Academic Skills - MathematicsYesYes
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
School CompletionYesYes
Student Graduation RatesYesYes
PlacementYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Postsecondary Indicators: 
Postsecondary Targets Met?2015-162016-17
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
Credential, Certificate or DegreeYesYes
Student Retention or TransferYesYes
Student PlacementYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Perkins Funding: 
YearFY 2018FY 2019
Total Perkins Funds Received$20,188,010$21,363,147
Percentage of local funds distributed to Secondary 70%
Percentage of local funds distributed to Postsecondary 30%
Career Clusters: 

Alabama has adopted the National Career Clusters Model and is implementing standards and programs across all 16 Career Clusters. The Alabama State Plan indicates that Career Cluster implementation will provide a smooth transition between secondary and postsecondary education and eliminate duplication of coursework. They will help students select a program of study that is academically and technically challenging that will also lead to postsecondary education opportunities or entry in to a high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand occupation. Alabama CTE leaders are working to align the state’s CTE with the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations’ top 40 high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand occupations. This information is being used for all secondary CTE Courses of Study development.

Programs of Study: 

Alabama maintains programs of study, secondary CTE standards and postsecondary CTE standards in each of the Career Clusters.

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
  • Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster
  • Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
  • Education & Training Career Cluster
  • Finance Career Cluster
  • Government & Public Administration Career Cluster
  • Health Science Career Cluster
  • Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
  • Human Services Career Cluster
  • Information Technology Career Cluster
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster
  • Manufacturing Career Cluster
  • Marketing Career Cluster
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster
Perkins Eligible Agency: 

Alabama Department of Education

State Director: 
Mr. Tommy Glasscock
Deputy State Superintendent of Career Technical Education
Alabama Department of Education         
PO Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101

 

Excellence in Action Award Winners: 
Secondary to Postsecondary Transition & Alignment: 

Alabama offers dual enrollment and statewide articulation to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary, namely through the Accelerated High School program, the Early College Enrollment Program and other dual enrollment opportunities.

Alabama has statewide articulation agreements in the following Career Clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
  • Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
  • Arts, AV Technology & Communications Career Cluster
  • Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
  • Education & Training Career Cluster
  • Human Services Career Cluster
  • Information Technology Career Cluster
  • Manufacturing Career Cluster
  • STEM Career Cluster
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster
Resources & Data: 

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