TRADE & INDUSTRIAL
News & Announcements
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.
News & Announcements
Alignment of Trade and Industrial Education Programs with National Certification and Accreditation Requirements
Superintendent’s Memorandum #082-15 requires that each sequence of courses requiring a career and technical education (CTE) program completion to be aligned with state or national program certification and accreditation standards, if such standards exist. For more information, see CTE Director Memo 124-18-This is a Word document..
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Credentialing Update
In August 2016, NCCER released the Academic Career Test (ACT) pre- and posttest program that replaced the National Construction Career Test (NCCT) examinations. The ACT pre- and posttest must be delivered by accredited NCCER schools through the Testing Management System (TMS). The TMS is a web-based platform designed to create, launch, score, and electronically store test and student progress. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #002-17.
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.
Barbering, Cosmetology, and Nail Technician Program Requirements
The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology establishes the minimum standards for training and examination requirements to ensure licensees are able to practice without causing harm to the public. To this end, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in collaboration with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR) is providing guidelines for requirements of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Nail Technician programs for (1) public high schools; (2) public adult occupational preparation; and (3) private licensed schools. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 072-17
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 2020-2021 school year. All curriculum frameworks are available through VERSO from the CTE Resource Center.
• Carpentry I (8601)
• Carpentry II (8602)
• Carpentry III (8603)
• Commercial Photography I (8607)
• Commercial Photography II (8608)
• Electronics Technology II (8537)
• Electronics-Industrial Robotics Technology (8547)
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I (8503)
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II (8504)
• Industrial Robotics Technology II ((8558)
• Masonry I (8512)
• Masonry II (8513)
• Masonry III (8514)
• Plumbing I (8551)
• Plumbing II (8552)
Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE
The Safety Best Practice Guide for CTE-This is a Word document. is a collection of best practice resources used to assist school divisions in the development of a local safety school safety plan.
- Trade & Industrial Education Course Listing-This is a Word document.
- Essential Competency List for Trade and Industrial Education – Virginia's CTE Resource Center
- Industry Credentialing
- Equipment Resource Guide – See Equipment for CTE Programs
SkillsUSA- Champions at Work
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.
High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL)
Career and Technical Education Work-Based Learning Guide-This is a Word document.is based on the redesigned methods of instruction effective August 4, 2022. This implementation guide focuses on the 12 types of HQWBL methods of instruction used in Virginia; job shadowing, service learning, mentorship, externship, school-based enterprise, internship, entrepreneurship, clinical experience, cooperative education, youth registered apprenticeship, registered apprenticeship, and supervised agricultural experience, along with opportunities for students to earn one credit toward graduation in addition to any credit earned through the associated CTE course in cooperative education, internship, entrepreneurship, youth registered apprenticeship, and supervised agricultural experience for completing 280 hours of work experience and one-half credit for 140 hours of work experience in mentorship. It includes Virginia regulations and guidelines for the administration of HQWBL and provides resources for Work-Based Learning coordinators. School divisions should use this guide to implement HQWBL offerings locally.
Per Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:4, students are required to
- complete an Advanced Placement, honors, International Baccalaureate, or dual enrollment course; or
- complete a high-quality work-based learning experience, as defined by the Board; or *
- earn a career and technical education credential that has been approved by the Board.
*Excluding: Job Shadowing and Mentorship of less than 140 hours.
College, Career and Civic Readiness Indicator (CCCRI)
The College, Career and Civic Readiness Indicator is scheduled to be part of accreditation ratings starting in the 2023-2024 accreditation year, based on data from the 2022-2023 school year. School accreditation will be measured on graduating seniors having completed at least ONE of the following during high school:
- Receive credit for advanced coursework (AP/IB/DE); or
- Be a CTE completer and earn a CTE credential; or
- Complete a Work-Based Learning experience:* or
- Complete at least 3 state-approved Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) courses.
For more information related to the implementation of the CCCRI:
Frequently Asked Questions-This is a Word document. – January 13, 2021
Superintendent’s Memo #236-21-This is a PDF document. – August 20, 2021
*Excluding: Job Shadowing and Mentorship of less than 140 hours
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation - evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry.
- Manufacturing Skills Institute
- Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE)
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
- Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (Virginia ACTE)
- Virginia Department of Professional Occupational Regulations (DPOR) – Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Regulations
- Virginia Department of Fire Programs(VDFP) Administrative Guidelines – Training and Courses, Firefighter ! and II