• CTE Opportunities and Ecosystem

    Brought to you by ASCA and Advance CTE.

    School counselors are the most trusted sources of information for students and their families when considering education and career options. As such, it is important to understand all the educational pathways available to students, including career technical education (CTE). CTE can help set up students on a path to a successful high-demand, high-skill career. However, families do not have a full understanding of the various components and benefits of a high-quality CTE program of study along with CTE’s intersection with workforce demands and labor market information. Walk away with information and examples of elements of high-quality CTE programs of study, the benefit and value of CTE and the various types of CTE delivery systems and models in existence throughout the nation. Download accompanying handout.

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar, you should be able to:

    • Explain what the National Career Cluster Framework is and how it is used
      Describe components of a high-quality program of study
    • List criteria used to assist in determining characteristics of a high-quality program
    • Discuss the delivery system in the state/community
    • Identify programs of study in your state/community
    • Locate a breadth of resources on CTE


    Jenni Bradford, LPC – Jenni is a school counselor who helps students find hope by embracing their future through career development.  That passion has taken her from a fifteen year school counseling career serving Idaho students (PK-12), to a position at Idaho Career and Technical Education.  Jenni is working with a team of educators to create a state, CTE based, middle level, career development program called First Steps.  Jenni has worked in private practice and served as adjunct faculty for seven years.  She earned a Masters of Counseling with emphasis in school counseling from Idaho State University in 2003.

    Original air date: Oct. 29, 2019

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