Connecticut - Content Standards: Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education
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Connecticut updated the Career and Technical Education standards in 2011.


The College Career Pathways (CCP) program aims to provide high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by means of a high-quality experience in the high school equal to that of the college classroom.

College Career Pathways Goals
1. Increase college and career readiness of participating secondary students by providing firsthand experience with the increased workload and personal responsibility required for successful college study.
2. Provide content-related professional development that improves classroom instruction and supports collaboration between high school and college faculty.
3. Ensure that Connecticut Career and Technical Education (CTE) secondary students are counseled into career pathways and earn college credit towards careers in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.
4. Increase awareness of Career Clusters, Programs of Study (POS) and Career Development in collaboration with K-12 partners, business and industry, and other stakeholders.
5. Maintain/increase the number of high school students who successfully complete courses within a Program of Study that award postsecondary credits or lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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