The hallmarks of career and technical education (CTE) and competency-based pathways (CBP) are remarkably similar; both approaches focus on learning in context, encourage self-directed student pathways with project-based learning opportunities, and value performance assessments that are themselves meaningful and positive learning experiences. In a CBP environment, students learn a set of skills and knowledge in a subject area before advancing to the next set—rather than moving on as part of a group whether or not they have learned the material.
Career and Technical Education
Looking for events that address college and career readiness and success issues? Here are a few occurring during the month of April.
In honor of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month, on February 12, 2015, we were joined by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) for a Q&A session about CTE programs and resources.
Last week, the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and NOCTI co-hosted a webinar, “Badging 101: The What, The Why & The How.” This webinar examined the concept of open badges and their potential in demonstrating – and validating – students’ skills, knowledge, and competencies. The presentation focused on the basics of badging and potential uses at the national, state, and local level.