CTE Leadership

Work-Based Learning, New Cal-PADS Data Collection Item

Information posted below is from the CDE WBL Webinar, November 24, 2020.  Key points include:

  • Work-Based Learning (WBL) data is to be reported for all students, not just those participating in Career Pathways.  
  • New WBL data collection is for internships, student-led enterprise, and virtual/simulated WBL.  Job shadowing, jobs students secure on their own, and mentorship are not considered Internships.  The powerpoint includes details and definitions.  
  • WBL data is to be included with CalPads submission, EOY 1, July 30, 2021; new WBL codes will be analyzed for potential inclusion in the fall 2022 Dashboard.
  • All WBL data must be mapped to a course; this could be 9000 Work Experience or CTE courses.
  • The recording is approximately 2 hours long.
  • VCOE Career Education is considering putting together a regional training.  We will include information on any regional training in our monthly CTE Spotlight e-newsletter.

Access the powerpoint here; Cal-Pads resources may be found at this Resource Repository page.  

Access the recording at this youtube channel.

Cal-PADS code sets are located at this CDE page.

VCOE Career Education - HQ CTE (Formerly Leadership Team meetings) - 2020-2021

Meetings will focus on an array of CTE topics and will be held online either via Zoom meetings or Webinars, Thursdays, from 9-10:30 am.  Topics will be posted prior to sessions and will be recorded for those unable to attend.  All site and district CTE leads are welcome to join our meetings as we convene around best practices in CTE.  

September 17, 2020 Cancelled in consideration of CTEIG application deadline (September 17) and SWP activities (applications due October 16).


November 12, 2020:  CTE High School / Community College Alignment, with our CTE Deans from Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura Colleges.  Resources are posted for your access


January 21, 2021: 11 Elements of a HQ CTE Program, Strategic Planning.  

March 18, 2021

June 22, 2021 (Tuesday)


Additional Activities for Site and District Leads

Counselor Breakfast:  Friday, February 5, 2021; 8 am - noon

Inspire VC: A CTE Expo - Tentative:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 3-5 pm


Strong Workforce Program - Activities for VCOE Consortium Partners

Friday, September 18, 2020 - SAVE THE DATE! TO BE RESCHEDULED IN SUPPORT OF ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMODATE DISTANCE LEARNING - Fall Professional Development Day for all teachers/sites involved with VCOE Strong Workforce Program grant in 2020-2021 (In lieu of Kickoff/ROP Day). *Date subject to change due to Covid.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Media & Entrepreneurship Teachers to come together around implementation and use of Digital Portfolio Platforms. *Date subject to change due to Covid.


Postsecondary Transition and Completion

The VCOE Career Education Department supports the development and programming of Career Pathways that start in the high school setting and align with our community colleges: Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College. We work closely with our community college partners and facilitate curriculum meetings and articulation activities.  In addition to curriculum alignment, we promote student engagement and program support to ensure seamless transitions for students.


2019-2020 Items

From our June 23, 2020 Leadership Meeting

Click here for the agenda.

Click here for a copy of CTE Online Best Practices, Rebecca Chandler, VUSD

Helpful links from Rebecca Chandler's presentation:

Quality Matters Rubric

CTE Online

Tuesday, June 9, 2020: CEC Master Schedule Items/Course Directory Updates Webinar.  

Click here for the agenda.

Click here for a recording of the webinar.



Friday, September 18, 2021 - SAVE THE DATE! Fall Professional Development Day for all teachers/sites involved with VCOE Strong Workforce Program grant in 2020-2021 (In lieu of Kickoff/ROP Day).