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8/16/2012 10:08:00 AM
Update: Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)
The national Common Career Technical Core standards (CCTC) were released at the National Career Clusters™ Institute Conference in late June 2012 in Washington, DC. A PDF version PDF of those standards for the 16 Career Clusters is now available online. (The PDF version includes only the standards at this time; the performance indicators will be available with the online version.) The NASDCTEc will have a searchable version of the CCTC online this Fall. For more information, contact Dr. Dean Folkers, Deputy Executive Director, NASDCTEc. eMail

In 2011, state leaders from across the nation united to spearhead an initiative to develop a Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a set of shared state standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) to help ensure all students have access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused learning opportunities in every state and every community across the nation. The CCTC initiative is being facilitated by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Consortium (NASDCTEc).

The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study. The CCTC also includes an overarching set of Career Ready Practices PDF that apply to all programs of study. The Career Ready Practices include 12 statements that address the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are important to becoming career ready. Oregon CTE Programs of Study are developed around these common standards, using the Oregon Skill Sets website resources to identify the appropriate sets of business and industry skills to ensure that CTE Programs of Study are designed to prepare students to be college and career ready for fields that are high skill, high demand, and high wage. Oregon is an active partner in the development of the Common Career Technical Core.

For more information on Oregon’s involvement, contact Ron Dodge eMail, Education Program Specialist, Oregon Department of Education.
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