Career and Technical Education Resources

Published: 9/10/2019 8:08 AM

Resources relating to Career and Technical Education (CTE) include those that will assist educators in providing quality instruction to improve the academic and technical achievement of students.  Documents including work-based learning, curriculum development, and facilities are designed to provide information on the types of work-based learning, guidelines for developing curriculum and guidelines for planning facilities. 


2019-2020 Program of Studies

This document takes the place of the Preview to Career Pathways document. The 2019-2020 Program of Studies provides a comprehensive look at all pathways and their respective requirements.


Middle School Career Exploration
All middle school students are expected to have access to and the opportunity to take a career exploration standards-based course in Career and Technical Education during their 6th through 8th grade years.


Facilities Guide for Career and Technical Education

The material in this guide is designed to aid school administrators, teachers, boards of education, advisory committees and architects who share responsibility in the planning and equipping of a facility for career and technical education programs. This guide may be used in the construction of new facilities and/or the remodeling of existing facilities.


Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Schools and courses must use these codes for the upcoming school year. It is important to utilize the codes correctly to meet federal and state reporting requirements.


Certification Form (CA-3)

This form is used by occupation-based Career and Technical Education teachers when applying for new hire and, as well as the renewal of 1 year and 5 year certification.


TRACK: Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky

The Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth pre-apprenticeship program is a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet to provide secondary students with career pathway opportunities into Registered Apprenticeship programs.


The 16 Career Clusters

The National Career Clusters™ Framework is comprised of 16 Career Clusters™ and related Career Pathways to help students of all ages explore different career options and better prepare for college and career.

Kiley Whitaker 
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext. 4217
Fax (502) 564-4800
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