Career and Technical Education Resources

Published: 3/6/2023 1:49 PM

​​​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. 


Programs of Study

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2023-2024 Program of Studies

2022-2023 Program of Studies

2021-2022 Program of Studies

The Office of Career and Technical Education supports the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program as a supplemental non-pathway course which can be offered in conjunction with CTE pathway courses.

Valid Industry Certifications

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2022-2023 Valid Industry Certifications ​(version 1.3​)

2021-2022 Valid Industry Certifications ​(version 1.2)

2019-2020 Valid Industry Certifications

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.

Occupation Based Certification Guidance Document

This guidance document explains the regulation and processes related to Occupation-Based Kentucky Teacher Certification with the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB).


Occupation-Based Renewal/Rank Change (CA-1 and CA-2) Form

This form is used by teachers when applying for occupation-based one-year/five-year renewals and for occupation-based rank changes.

Verification of Experience (CA-3) 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


Occupation-Based Certification Code​s


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.

Scott U'Sellis
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext. 4225
Fax (502) 564-4800

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