Resources for Building Career and Technical Education Programs
Career and Technical Education (CTE) may have taken a backseat during the isolation of the pandemic, with less opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning, but the possibilities of futures for these students are still unlimited, and our responsibilities as educators to help them fulfill those have not changed.
As we at VariQuest feel passionately about preparing students for their futures and full potentials, we've gathered together some resources to help you not only build a successful CTE program, but continue its evolution as industries and times change.
With students constantly immersed in technology, especially in these times of social distancing, you need engaging, hands-on activities to keep connection to real-life and real-world experiences. With this in mind, we've created a 6-step checklist to help you assess building new, or enhancing your current CTE program, based on tactics our customers have implemented, as proof these techniques really work.
You may be considering whether you have the right staff, resources, funding, student enrollment, or nearby secondary support for a CTE initiative. We're here to tell you that you do, and we've put together resources, backed by examples, to prove it. Download our playbook, Building Career and Technical Programs That Work, to learn about what a CTE program entails, how to measure your capacity to implement, grant funding opportunities available, school program examples, and much more.
Our tools support Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs by offering creative and hands-on learning opportunities which translate into occupational and post-secondary real-world experiences. Download this funding alignment guide to understand the parameters of Carl D. Perkins funding and how the VariQuest tools can help you meet your goals.
The Career Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska implemented a professional development program based on common career clusters in an effort to provide area high school juniors and seniors opportunities to learn job skills in a chosen field. Read more about how students refined their graphic design, manufacturing, and production skills in creating a customized water bottle company, successfully selling their products and even producing a commercial that was entered into a national competition.
By integrating meaningful visuals and hands-on learning, the VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite enhances all 16 Career Clusters™. See how our tools and leading-edge content can support various career pathways and apply real-world skills in setting up a student-based enterprise for your school. View costs, supports, case studies, and more!
For more on how the VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite can enhance a CTE program in your school, request a no-obligation demonstration with one of our expert education consultants, and see how your students (and staff!) can benefit from our tools and software!