Strategic Plan For Career & Technical Education

Goal 1: Improve CTE Curricula Frameworks through professional development and collaboration.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

1.1
Increase the rigor and relevance of frameworks through the integration of academic and CTE skills within all education pathways.

1.1.1
Utilize industry partners in framework development.

1.1.2
Revise the frameworks to include the Arkansas academic standards, the Common Career and Technical Core, and industry standards.

 

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1.2
Ensure CTE educators are equipped with tools and resources to support their roles as instructional leaders.

1.2.1
Increase the number of participants accessing professional development through various methods of delivery.

 

1.2.2
Increase participation in teacher externship opportunities.

 

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Goal 2: Improve and Support Program Development through funding priorities and partnerships with stakeholders.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

2.1
Ensure that CTE is a results-driven system that allows for local input and adaptation.

2.1.1
Increase the number of industry-recognized certifications earned each year by 10%.

2.1.2
Increase the percentage of students completing soft skills training (Career Ready 101 or Peak PerformanceU) by 20%

 

2.1.3
Increase the number of secondary career pathways aligned to postsecondary career pathways without duplication.

 

2.1.4
Evaluate and revise existing pathways/programs utilizing labor market data and feedback from the regional advisory councils.

 

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2.2
Develop and cultivate business/industry and postsecondary partnerships with secondary CTE pathways.

2.2.1
Increase participation from school districts administration and higher education administration in Regional Advisory Councils.

 

2.2.2
Increase participation from small business owners in Regional Advisory Councils.

 

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Goal 3: Improve College and Career Readiness for Secondary CTE Students.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

3.1
Improve college and career readiness outcomes through comprehensive career guidance.

3.1.1
Increase of the number of new College and Career Coaches, funded by our agency, providing services to students in grades 7 – 12.

3.1.2
Increase the number of Career Development Facilitators participating in agency sponsored trainings and serving as Career Coaches in non-Career Coach program school districts.

 

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3.2
Promote the development of quality work-based learning and internship opportunities for high school students across the state.

3.2.1
Increase participation in CTE work-based learning opportunities.

3.2.2
Increase participation in CTE internship opportunities.

 

3.2.3
Evaluate the consistency and quality of current work-based learning opportunities.

 

3.2.4
Evaluate the consistency and quality of current internship opportunities.

 

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3.3
Increase the percent of CTE Concentrators who score proficient or advanced in literacy and math.

3.3.1
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in geometry.

 

3.3.2
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in literacy.

 

3.3.3
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in technical skill attainment.

 

3.3.4
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in graduation.

 

3.3.5
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in completion.

 

3.3.6
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in placement.

 

3.3.7
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in non-traditional participation.

 

3.3.8
Increase the percentage of CTE students proficient in non-traditional completion.

 

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Goal 4: Improve Support Services for CTE Students. 

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

4.1
Ensure all CTE programs are equally accessible to students protected by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 (504), and Title IX of the Education Amendments (Title IX).

4.1.1
Provide annual trainings for faculty and administration at secondary and postsecondary schools and institutions that offer CTE courses and programs.

4.1.2
Conduct Methods of Administration (MOA) Compliance Visits on secondary and postsecondary campuses.


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4.2
Improve the quality of dropout prevention and workforce preparation programs offered to students from special populations.

4.2.1
Increase the number of JAG programs earning the 5 of 5 designation.

 

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4.3
Increase the opportunities for students, who are Veterans, to pursue education and training beyond the high school diploma.

4.3.1
Increase the number of new programs approved each year.

 

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