Today at the National Career ClustersTM Institute in Washington, DC, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) released the Common Career Technical Core standards (CCTC standards).
Common Career Technical Core Standards for CTE Unveiled!
As I mentioned in my blog post last month, the CCTC is a state-led initiative to develop a shared set of high-quality CTE standards. These standards cover what students should know and be able to do at the end of a program of study within a particular career field.
According to a press release from the NASDCTEc, forty-two states, Washington, DC and Palau participated in the development of the CCTC. “The development of the CCTC was a multi-step process that incorporated input at various stages from approximately 3,500 individuals representing K-12 education, business and industry and higher education from across the nation.”
“State CTE directors across the nation are taking action” said Dean Folkers, NASDCTEc Deputy Executive Director in a recent Education Week editorial (subscription required). “We have united around a vision and developed the Common Career Technical Core, a shared set of standards that meet a quality benchmark for CTE programs…”
What’s Next for the Common Career Technical Core Standards?
With the formal release of the CCTC, it’s now up to states to adopt and implement the standards into their own Career Technical Education programs of study. When will YOUR state adopt the CCTC?!