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Career and Technical Student Organizations and Career Clusters
As outlined the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 and in United States Department of Education policy, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are an integral component of CTE instruction. SkillsUSA and other CTSOs have worked diligently over the past several years to crosswalk programs and activities to the Career Cluster Model.
Specific examples of this work include the following:
For every assessment, there is a blueprint that outlines the standards and competencies evaluated in that assessment. To view the blueprints, go to the following link: www.workforcereadysystem.org/technical_areas.shtml
To learn more about the assessments, take a demo or purchase the assessments go to: www.workforcereadysystem.org.
Showcasing Career Pathways
Alignment of student membership with Career Clusters
Employability Skills Curriculum and Assessment
The Nebraska Career and Life Skills (CALS) has identified foundation knowledge and skills common to all 16 clusters and SkillsUSA has worked with CALs to develop a crosswalk to PDP and CSEP competencies. To view the competencies and crosswalk, download this document.
SkillsUSA’s Work Force Ready System has an Employability Skill Assessment that aligns with both curricula. To view the blueprint for this assessment go to www.workforcereadysystem.org/media/blueprints/employability_blueprint.pdf and to get an interactive preview of this assessment, go to: www.skillsusa-register.org/WorkForceReady/WF1SelectSchool.aspx.
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