SCOE’s Career Development/Workforce Preparation department brings students, teachers, and employers together to strengthen and develop the relationship between what’s being taught in the classroom and its application in the workplace.
Career Technical Education (9:13) | Sept 2012
This video profiles several of SCOE’s career technical education programs and includes interviews with students and teachers.
CTE Publication | Feb 2013 | This publication describes the Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in Sonoma County high schools, including a list of program options by school.
News & Announcements
CTE teacher selected for regional award
Mary Schiller, culinary arts teacher at Maria Carrillo High School, has been selected as the 2012-13 SkillsUSA California Region 1 High School Advisor of the Year. She will be recognized at the SkillsUSA California annual conference on April 4 and is in the running for the statewide Advisor of the Year award.
State’s CTE standards updated
Updates to California’s career technical education (CTE) standards – designed to reflect the changing face of technology and set higher academic goals – received approval from the State Board of Education in January, 2013. The new CTE standards, written for grades seven through twelve, lay out 59 pathways to graduating ready for careers and college within 15 industry sectors. The standards reflect current business and industry practices, as well as the new expectations for skills and knowledge, and are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Cradle to Career: Making youth a top priority
SCOE’s Career Development Workforce Development department has been an integral partner in the development of Cradle to Career Sonoma County. This is an initiative designed to connect all segments of the educational continuum to broad community support with a goal of improving the educational, economic, and health outcomes for Sonoma County youth. It is based on the belief that students who get off to a strong educational start are more likely to graduate from high school, earn more money over a lifetime, have better health outcomes, and have the potential to contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of the community.
Cradle to Career | Oct 2012
What would it look like if an entire community made educational attainment and support of youth its top priority? This SCOE Bulletin (pdf) explores Sonoma County’s Cradle to Career initiative and the cross-sector connections it is creating.
For more information about Cradle to Career, contact Dan Blake, (707) 524-2780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.