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Career and Technical Education Resources

Published: 7/1/2020 9:43 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. 


Middle School Career Resources

Middle school career studies should provide opportunities for career exploration, build self-awareness, learn about potential careers and develop a plan to reach future goals. These resources will support implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies at the middle school level. 


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.


CA-1 Certification Form (on EPSB Reports, Forms and other Documents web page)

This form is used by teachers when applying for rank changes.

CA-2 Certification Form (on EPSB Reports, Forms and other Documents web page)

This form is used by teachers when applying for certification renewals.

CA-3 Certification Form

This form is used by occupation-based Career and Technical Education teachers when applying for new hire and when adding an additional area to an existing 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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