Program Areas

COVID-19 Resources for Career and Technical Education Program Areas

Published: 5/5/2021 3:58 PM

COVID-19 Updates and Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:    How will Dual Credit coursework be affected during school closure?

A: Each district should seek guidance from the individual colleges and universities that are offering dual credit coursework to students. Students and dual credit instructors must follow all rules and policies established by the colleges and universities for their professors and college students during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes continuing to offer new content to students and having students continue to complete their college courses in the virtual environment. COVID-19 guidance from the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) can be found online at  Finally, any dual credit courses that may have been previously meeting in local school district facilities cannot continue to meet while schools are closed. 

Guidance from the Dual Credit Task Force

The current situation in Kentucky’s public education system is fluid due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information in this COVID Guidance - Dual Credit Task Force Guidance - FINAL 4.23.20 is based on what is known as of April 15, 2020. Information will be updated as needed and as additional questions arise.

COVID-19 Guidance: Ag Teacher Contracts (May 11, 2020)

CTE Program Area Resources 

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Other Resources and Information

Career and Technical Education programs are planned course sequences of high quality academic core content and technical skills, which focus on a specific career cluster and prepare students to successfully transition toward their career goal.​​

General Program Standards for Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs

NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 151B.025(5) requires the Kentucky Board of Education to establish program standards for secondary area vocational education and technology centers. This administrative regulation establishes standards for secondary career and technical education programs in local school districts and area centers essential for compliance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, 20 USC 2301-2471.

CTE Pathway Alignments

The Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition, working with Kentucky postsecondary institutions to develop example pathway alignments leading to industry certifications, certificates, diplomas and/or degrees aligned to state in-demand industry sectors and support occupations. In planning secondary to postsecondary programs of study, local school districts and partnering postsecondary institutions shall work together to ensure programs of study are aligned and implemented to meet the specialized needs of business and industry and meet the goals of the student's individual learning plan.

Regan Satterwhite
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 
Fax (502) 564-4800

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