Trade & Industrial Education
Barbering and Cosmetology Examination Eligibility Changes – Effective school year 2016-2017, barbering and cosmetology programs must satisfy the three-year 840-hour requirement for Barbering I, II, III, and Cosmetology I, II, III. High school student shall be eligible to take the Board-approved examination upon completion of the three-year program. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 075-16.
CTE New Teacher Institute – In collaboration with the University of Virginia, the CTE New Teacher Institute will be offered from July 11-15, 2016, at the Hotel Richmond Airport, 5501 Eubank Road, Richmond, Virginia. The Institute is designed specifically for CTE teachers who are transitioning directly from business and industry to the classroom. The Institute will be conducted by the University of Virginia and upon successful completion, participants will receive three hours of graduate credit for the course, PSED 6503-Effective Teaching Strategies. In addition, the Institute will satisfy the Curriculum and Instructional Procedures professional studies requirement for teacher licensure. Registration deadline is June 10, 2016. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #092-16.
2016 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Professional Development – The Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Education (VATIE) will offer six in-depth pre- and post conference workshops. Online pre-registration is required and must be completed by May 13, 2016. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 082-16.
Newly Designed Professional Development, “Experience Works - Engaging Business and Educators” – The Experience Works professional development opportunity will be held June 28-29, 2016, at the Holiday Inn I-64 Westend, 2000 Staples Mill Road in Richmond, Virginia 23230. The targeted audience includes Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructors and coordinators, CTE administrators, school counselors, and career coaches. Submit online registration by May 13, 2016. Currently, nominations (PDF) are being accepted for “best practices” presenters for Work-Based Learning methods. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 081-16.
Teacher Training for Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification Course – In collaboration with the Virginia Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) train-the-trainer certification course will be offered. This training is specifically for currently licensed technology education teachers in divisions that offer or plan to offer the Manufacturing Systems program and for Trade and Industrial teachers of Precision Machining or Electronic/Industrial Robotics. The MT1 training will be conducted in Richmond, Virginia, as scheduled in Attachment A (PDF). For more information see Superintendents Memo 044-16.
Trade and Industrial Education covers a variety of specialized areas including robotic workcell technology; transportation, distribution, and logistics such as automotive technology, motorsports, and aviation; computer networking technology hardware operations; building trades; commercial photography and graphic imaging; radio and TV communications; criminal justice; and public safety including fire fighting.
The following courses were revised for implementation during the 2015-2016 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- Masonry I, II, III (8512, 8513, 8514)
- Auto Body Repair I, II, III (8679, 8680, 8681)
- Auto Body Technology (8676, 8677, 8678)
- Computer Maintenance (8621)
- Advertising Design I, II (8570, 8571)
- Entertainment Design and Technology (course code to be determined)
- Graphic Imaging Technology I, II, III (8660, 8661, 8662)
- Trade & Industrial Education Course Listing
- Essential Competency List for Trade and Industrial Education (Virginia's CTE Resource Center)
- Administrative Planning Guide for Trade and Industrial Education
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide – See Equipment for CTE Programs
- High School Based Firefighter I and II Education Program Guidelines (PDF)
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These courses are part of the Construction Pathway in the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster.
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These courses are part of the Emergency and Fire Management Services and Law Enforcement Services Pathways in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster.
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These courses are part of the Transportation Operations Pathway in the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.
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Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
A partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure Virginia and America have a skilled work force. For more information, visit the CTSO web page.
WBL is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of on-the-job experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are based on instructional preparation and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries or other organizations in the community. For more information on WBL methods of instruction, visit Work-Based Learning.
- Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE)