Serving CTE and Virginia Educators
The CTE Resource Center supports career and technical and occupational-technical preparation programs by providing resources for curriculum development and program design and implementation in response to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
To accomplish this mission, the CTE Resource Center supplies products and services at no charge to public secondary career and technical programs throughout the state. Established in 1982 to assist in the design and implementation of competency-based career and technical programs, the Center is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Act and administered for the Virginia Department of Education by Henrico County Public Schools.
The CTE Resource Center publishes a comprehensive annual report of activity—from meetings held at the Center, to curriculum revisions completed, to traffic though the website.
From time to time, the CTE Resource Center collaborates with the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to review and evaluated the needs of individual program areas and secondary courses with a view toward future workforce needs and create more-rigorous curriculum. Recent topics include:
- A Strategic Review of Agricultural Education: Preparing Students for Successful Transition to College and Careers (2013) — A review of Agricultural Education secondary courses and an examination of current and future workforce needs, along with recommendations for strategic decisions regarding course offerings in Virginia's public schools.
- Virginia's 21st Century Pathway: Cybersecurity (2016) — An examination of the existing cybersecurity workforce needs in Virginia and recommendations for identifying stakeholders in developing a cybersecurity education plan, collaborating with Virginia's community colleges and universities to extend cybersecurity education beyond K-12, and develop pathways for cybersecurity careers.
- A Strategic Review of Technology Education: Preparing Students for Successful Transition to College and Careers (2017) — Provide recommendations to drive change and improvement in courses and delivery that help prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers while providing the underlying framework of technological literacy.
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The CTE Resource Center offers a variety of services to support Virginia’s public educators.
- Training and Workshops
- Curriculum Development
- Meeting Facilities