NREd Consulting, LLC
1717 E Vista Chino
Ste. A7-523
Palm Springs, CA  92262 

760 321-9096

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In some cases, the links are provided so that you can go online to the source.

For Career Technical Education

Glossary of CTE-Related Terms and Concepts

California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Chancellor's Office of the Community Colleges oversaw the development of the state plan for Career Technical Education. The plan, which is a requirement under the Perkins legislation, covers secondary and post-secondary programs and builds on the Perkins Plan to make it specific to the state of California.

California's Model Curriculum Standards for all 15 Industry Sectors and the Career Pathways within.  These were compiled by the California Department of Education (CDE) and apply to CTE programs grades 7 through 12.

The CTE Framework that corresponds to the Standards (above).  The Standards are the "what" and the Framework is the "how."

The UC website where you can search to see which courses have been given a-g approval , which means they meet minimum requirements for acceptance by the UC and CalState systems. (Do not worry when it asks for the school's ATP code; you can continue without it.)

Project-Based Learning, aka Work-Based Learning, is a powerful format for teaching any content material to students. By contextualizing instruction in a SCANS-based format and integrating that into standards-based instruction, teachers can teach and formally assess at the same time.

Here are some useful links which support the training provided by NREd Consulting.

For Middle School Career Exploration 

The following are links to Career Exploration Resources that are designed to engage middle school (and older) students. Most programs include web-based activities, textbooks, games and exercises that can be done independently or as classroom activities.

For Employment Preparation programs

The US Department of Labor (USDOL) Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS ) What Work Requires of Schools , a lengthy report done in collaboration with the US Department of Education (USDOE) in 1991 which delineates and breaks down the skills and competencies that young people need in order to succeed in today's workplace.

There is also a two-page summary of the SCANS skills and competencies, as well as a SCANS Checklist that one can use to assist in mentoring and training young workers.