Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance/Perkins Career and Technical Education Consortium
This program provides school districts and charters with technical assistance for CTE programs in grades 8 through 12 by serving as a liaison between Texas Education Agency, districts, and charter schools to achieve quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. A primary focus of the service is to reinforce academic and CTE course integration at the campus level, to assist in the coordination of professional development opportunities for CTE personnel, to provide support in the Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System, and to assist with the completion of the annual CTE application to Texas Education Agency.
Vision for CTE
"Imagine an education and workforce system that rewards innovation, works together to support different learning styles, values, student interests and talents, nimbly adapts and responds
changing technology and workforce needs--and prepares young and adult students alike for success in college and career. That's the vision for CTE."
Relevance of CTE
According to CareerTech.org, "Career and Technical Education enable students to develop problem solving, project completion research, math, college preparedness, work related, communication, time management and critical thinking skills during high school.
- Join the TEA Mailing List and select Career and Technology Directors from the drop-down list to receive the latest updates.
- Contact CTE Specialists at each regional service center
- Administrators Calendar 2011-12
- What certification(s) does a teacher posses?
Find out at Educator Certification Lookup.
Students may search for certification areas at
2010-2011 Program Effectiveness Report (PER)
Advisory Committee Information Handbook
Agriculture Program Evaluation
CTE Program Audit Tool
Culinary Program Evaluation
Trade and Industry Program Evaluation
CARL PERKINS FEDERAL LAW
- Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 - Public Law 109-270.
- Notification of Nondiscrimination in CTE
Performance Based Monitoring (PBM)
- Performance Based Monitoring
- CTE Program Effectiveness Monitoring
- Program Monitoring and Interventions Div.
- Program Access Review (PAR) Monitoring
- PBMAS Manuals
- Program Access Review
Linking Secondary to Post-Secondary
- Advanced Technical Credit Program
- Tech Prep of Texas
- Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements Subchapter F. Graduation Requirements
- Chapter 75. Curriculum Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules
- State Plan for CTE 2008 - 2013
♦Texas State Plan 2009 Update
♦Texas State Plan 2010 Update
- Chapter 111.61. Other Courses for which students May Receive Math Credit.
- Chapter 112.72. Courses for Science.
- Chapter 127 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development.
- Chapter 130 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for CTE.
- Chapter 231. Assignment of School Personnel.
- TEA Web Source
|Professional Development Services|
Career and Technical Education (CTE) services are designed to assist districts in promoting the development and implementation of rigorous and challenging CTE programs. Through collaboration and support, ESC-9 is available to assist districts with the following:
Implement career guidance programs for grades 8-12
Implement appropriate curriculum for CTE programs
Preparation for CTE Compliance visit
Implement work-based learning and apprenticeship programs
Integrate core academic into CTE programs
Complete the Carl Perkins annual application for federal funds
Promote non-traditional courses
Eliminate gender bias
Develop appropriate and timely staff development opportunities for CTE educators
Promote Tech-Prep and High Schools that Work initiatives
Prepare for Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visit
Provide customized services and support
|Professional Development Workshops|
- Tuesday, October 16, 2013: Explorer Testing and 8 Grade Career Fair
- Tuesday, November 20, 2013: Senior Blast Off, and Reality Check
- Tuesday, January 22, 2013: Counselors Share
|Programs Services and Certifications|
- The Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET): http://www.theaet.com/
- Region 9 Testing, Education and Reference Center (TERC): www.galesites.com/menu/wic30602
- Apply Texas: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
- Explore Testing: www.act.org/products/k-12-act-explore/
- Career Cruising: http://public.careercruising.com/us/en/ccengage/features/
- Adobe Certified Associate: Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.
- Micro Soft Office Specialist (MOS): Excell, Access, Power-point, and Word.
- Welding Certification
Certification exams are provided for teachers and students who's districts are members of the SSA.
Please contact Region 9's CTE Specialist for more information.
Michael D. Chapman
Career and Technical