Career & Technical Education (CTE)
News & Announcements
Data to Support Student Academic and Career Planning
Pursuant to § 22.1-253.13:1 the Department of Education must annually compile a list of (i) the top 100 professions in the Commonwealth by median pay and the education, training, and skills required for each such profession and (ii) the top 10 degree programs at institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth by median pay of program graduates. Such lists shall be provided to each local school board. The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in collaboration with the department has researched and compiled this data for the 2020-2021 school year. The information is based on occupational employment statistics and educational attainment data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well as longitudinal wage data produced by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Refer to Superintendent’s Memo 175-22-This is a Word document. for more detail.
- Top 100 professions in the Commonwealth by median pay and the education, training, and skills required for each such profession-This is a Word document.
- Top 10 degree programs at institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth by median pay of program graduates-This is a Word document.
Nominations for 2022-2023 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Review Committees
The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is accepting nominations for the 2022- 2023 curriculum review committees. School divisions may nominate a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher for any of the 49 committees. Approximately 12 applicants will be selected to serve on each committee. All nominees who wish to serve on a committee must complete the web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS). Refer to Superintendents Memo 114-22 for more detail.
Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Community College system (VCCS) honored 12 exemplary career and technical education (CTE) programs and partnership during the agencies 2022 Creating Excellence Awards program.
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Career and technical education (CTE) programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 640,000 students in one or more CTE courses in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.
Virginia acknowledges the importance of career and technical education to students and the commonwealth through diploma seals awarded by the Board of Education, by recognizing industry credentialing in its diploma requirements, and through the use of Career Pathways as an integral part of the newly required Academic and Career Plan.
Sample Academic and Career Plans of Study
Career Clusters Sample Plans of Study – a resource to assist CTE administrators and school counselors in developing student academic and career plans of study for successful transitions between secondary and postsecondary education for each pathway within a career cluster. The sample plans of study template meets all the state and federal requirements.
Curriculum for Military Science
All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center:
- AF 7913: Air Force JROTC I
- AF 7916: Air Force JROTC II
- AF 7918: Air Force JROTC III
- AF 7919: Air Force JROTC IV
- AR7913: Army JROTC I
- AR7916: Army JROTC II
- AR7918: Army JROTC III
- AR7919: Army JROTC IV
- MC7913: Marine Corps JROTC I
- MC7916: Marine Corps JROTC II
- MC7918: Marine Corps JROTC III
- MC7919: Marine Corps JROTC IV
- NA7913: Navy JROTC I
- NA7916: Navy JROTC II
- NA7918: Navy JROTC III
- NA7919: Navy JROTC IV
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