- Comprehensive high schools
- Technical high schools
- Community colleges
|Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts||Yes||Yes|
|Academic Skills - Mathematics||Yes||Yes|
|Technical Skill Attainment||No||No|
|Student Graduation Rates||No||No|
|Technical Skill Attainment||Yes||Yes|
|Credential, Certificate or Degree||No||Yes|
|Student Retention or Transfer||Yes||No|
|Year||FY 2018||FY 2019|
|Total Perkins Funds Received||$10,247,655||$10,844,369|
|Percentage of local funds distributed to Secondary||75%|
|Percentage of local funds distributed to Postsecondary||25%|
Connecticut has adopted the National Career Clusters® Framework and all 16 approved Career Clusters, largely used as an organizing framework, in particular for its programs of study. For the state's comprehensive schools, its programs are organized into seven program areas and for its technical high schools, its programs are organized in 28 curricula.
Connecticut’s Career Pathways Initiative, implemented through the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction, builds upon the foundation established through Connecticut’s School-to-Career Initiative and Legislation to connect secondary education to postsecondary education and careers within the context of Career Clusters. Student Success Plans, based upon the state’s 34 career pathways augmented by Individual Planning Portfolios, organize each student’s secondary and postsecondary education in a flexible, evolving format.
Connecticut offers programs of study, through its Career Pathways, in all 16 Career Clusters. However, the state has no statewide standards corresponding to Government & Public Administration and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Clusters for its comprehensive high schools and no statewide standards corresponding to no corresponding standards to Business Management & Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; and Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Clusters for its technical high schools.
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
Connecticut Department of Education
State CTE Director
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Connecticut offers dual enrollment and concurrent/transcripted credit to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary. Connecticut has introduced its own guidance for locally developed credit transfer.
Connecticut Career Pathways, the state’s implementation of the federal Perkins program of study requirements, are used to link secondary and postsecondary CTE programs through curriculum alignment and articulation agreements (among other considerations). Connecticut Career Pathways are at various stages of development statewide, but Connecticut deploys Career Pathways in each of the 16 Career Clusters. The Connecticut Technical High School System also maintains a program – College Career Pathways – where any 11th grade student enrolled in the state’s technical high school who meets certain criteria can earn up to 14 academic and technical credits at one of six of the state’s community colleges.
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