California Department of Education (CDE) (The California Department of Education’s (CDE) mission is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight, and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards. The CDE is committed to working in partnership with local schools to improve student achievement.)
Perkins (Federal act established to improve career-technical education programs, integrate academic and career-technical instruction, serve special populations, and meet gender equity needs.)
Work Investment Act (WIA) (To consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States, and for other purposes.)
Workforce Investment Board (WIB) (The Work force Investment Board was established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment ACT of 1998. The Board assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development.)
Adult Education (This is a CDE web site and it describes Adult Education as serving more than two million students annually through public adult schools, community colleges, libraries, community and faith-based organizations, and correctional institutions. It contains a program overview, a directory of schools, and a myriad of other information.)
California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP)
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE)
California Association of Leaders for Career Preparation (CALCP) is a statewide organization whose sole purpose is to provide up-to-date information and quality inservice opportunities for those who are responsible for school-to-career, technical preparation, and related career preparation programs at the K-adult level.
California Industrial and Technology Education Association (CITEA)
Connect Ed (The California Center for College and Career is a new organization dedicated to identifying, supporting and expanding pathways that prepare students for college and career, not one or the other.)
Get Real is a coalition of business, labor, agriculture, public safety, health care, child advocates and educators who believe California schools should provide a balanced education that includes challenging academic studies and career technical education for "hands on" learning - so our children are prepared for the 21st Century jobs and have the skills to succeed, whether they choose college or not.
UC A-G Doorways (This is a University of California's Doorways web site, which allows easy access to the three UC sites related to the "a-g" subject area requirements.)
CTE On-line (As part of California's world-class educational environment, educators specifcially supporting Career and Technical Education programs throughout the state use the curriculum development tools and resources found within to document and share the exceptional, industry specific instruction taking place regularly in our public schools.)
Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education (CACTE) is the state professional association for Career and Technical educators.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) (The purpose of the Commission is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools. Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices.)
CDE CTE State Plan (California is required by the federal government to submit a state plan in order to gain eligibility for federal funding under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. This plan is intended to provide a vision for CTE that is larger than the programs supported by Carl D. Perkins funds, and will serve as an important foundation for the eventual development of a more comprehensive statewide CTE plan, one that would strategically link Perkins-funded programs to other CTE efforts.)
PhDs.org has many features from listing of related jobs, career resources, interviews of current and past doctoral students to the most comprehensive database of graduate programs found anywhere. Created in conjunction with the National Research Council, the database lets visitors assign a level of importance to each of the NRC criteria and then generates customized program rankings. "This allows potential students to devise their own criteria - a small program, for example, or one that has been successful in graduating a high proportion of women in fields where women are underrepresented."
Career Resource Network
CTE Distinguished Schools