Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. If you are a new instructor, you join a team of passionate and committed educators who are truly transforming Career and Technical Education not only in Ventura County, but also statewide and nationally.
Here at the Career Education Center, we are active in the community and are responsive to our local needs. Ventura County students, parents, employers, and community partners have asked for something new to inspire and engage students and prepare them for college and careers. Our team of educators are delivering, and delivering big!
The Career Education Center is moving forward with a bold vision for student learning in three key areas:
We have the unique opportunity to design and build numerous innovative courses, with a foundation built on strategies of student engagement. Our existing course outlines can be found here.
Our courses are primarily supporting “pathways” on-site and off-site, which are a sequential schedule of courses progressing from high school to post-secondary education and on to the workforce. We provide numerous ROP Capstone courses for districts throughout the county.
Pathway and ROP Courses must have the following components incorporated into the course design and outline:
· CTE Model Curriculum Standards
· Work-based learning and work-experience education (Internships if capstone course)
· Advanced Technology application
· Designed to offer A-G Credit
· Industry Certification included
· Potential Articulation Agreement with Community College
· Student Engagement and personalized learning
· Employability Skills and Toolkit- (resumes, mock interviews, job search, personal branding, communication strategies)
If you will be teaching a newly developed course without an existing outline, our administrative team will support you in the design and mapping of your course. Additionally, each year, you will participate in Curriculum Development and Professional Development meetings with teachers from throughout the county who are also teaching the same or similar courses, in an effort to learn and refine course objectives.
Once again, welcome! Don't hesitate to reach out to your site administrators with ideas, questions, or concerns. We are here to support the work you do in the classroom.