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Career and Technical Education

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Career and Technical Education

Rhonda Fowler, CTE Coordinator

CTE Coordinators provide supporting resources to enable public schools to initiate and maintain quality Career and Technical Education programs in accordance with the Arkansas Department of Career Education’s Strategic Plan Goals, and Objectives.  The Coordinators encourage the development, implementation, and improvement of CTE programs for all districts (consortia or single LEA) in the service delivery area through the following tasks:

Legally bind the district/cooperative with regard to the Perkins Federal Funds.

Carl D. Perkins Consortium Administration

  • Annual Application/Amendment Preparation and Submission
  • Budget Management/REimbursements/Inventory
  • Implementation of Perkins Mandates
  • Proposal Accountability
  • Technical Equipment Purchasing/Distribution
  • ACE Meeting attendance

CTE Initiatives Support

  • Career Clusters/Pathways/Programs of Study
  • Curriculum Frameworks
  • Career Planning Systems
  • End-of-Course Competency Testing
  • Academic Attainment of CTE Students
  • Statewide Initiatives

CTE Technical Assistance

  • Professional Development/Technology Training
  • New Teacher Assistance
  • Policies and Procedures Interpretation
  • Resource Distribution
  • New Program Start-up Grant Support
  • Support Services for Special Populations

Evaluation of Programs

  • CTE  Technical Assistance Visits-Preparation, Attendance, and Follow-up

Data Collection/Reporting

  • Completers
  • Certifications
  • Placement
  • Improvement Plans for indicators not meeting 90% threshold