Mission: The mission of CTE is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace, and contribute to California's economic prosperity.
Vision: CTE will engage every student in high-quality, rigorous, and relevant educational pathways and programs, developed in partnership with business and industry, promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, community service, and lifelong learning, and allowing students to turn their "passions into paychecks" - their dreams into careers.
|Public High Schools||
|Public High Schools Offering Solely (or primarily) CTE Courses||
|Public High School Enrollment||
|High School CTE Enrollment||
|Public Community Colleges||
|Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full+part-time)||
|Postsecondary CTE Enrollment||
|Total Perkins Funds Received||
|Percentage distributed to Secondary||
|Percentage distributed to Postsecondary||
|State Secondary Funding|
|State Postsecondary Funding|
|Local Secondary Funding|
|Local Postsecondary Funding|
|No information available|
|Secondary Indicators (2007+)||2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11|
|Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts|
|Academic Skills - Mathematics|
|Technical Skill Attainment|
|Student Graduation Rates|
|Postsecondary Indicators (2007+)||2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11|
|Technical Skill Attainment|
|Credential, Certificate or Degree|
|Student Retention or Transfer|
|Yes, the state met its goal.|
|No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance.|
|In the "Secondary Indicators" table: the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that data was not otherwise provided by the state. In the "Postsecondary Indicators" table: indicates that the state did not provide the data.|
|No data was provided.|
California has modified the National Career Clusters Framework.
• Agriculture & Natural Resources
• Financial Services
• Business & Administrative Services
• Wholesale/Retail Sales & Services
• Information Technology
• Health Services
• Legal & Protective Services
• Human Services
• Education & Training Services
• Hospitality & Tourism
• Logistics, Transportation & Distribution Services
• Scientific Research & Technical Services
• Arts & Communication Services
In order to effectively implement Career Clusters, California has adopted a state policy that supports Career Clusters and has integrated them into the State Plan. In addition, the state has passed a resolution in support of Career Clusters. California is also using strategies to directly implement Career Clusters. The state now requires local Perkins plans to incorporate Career Clusters and all accountability information is collected by Career Clusters.
Several delivery methods are being used to implement and deliver Career Clusters, including career academies, magnet schools and charter schools.
California offers statewide articulation agreements to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary.
Adult CTE Education is offered through the following institutions:
Perkins Eligible Agency: Department of Education
Mr. Russell Weikle, State Director, Administrator
Program and Administrative Support Office, California Department of Education
1430 N. Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
The data in the above chart was taken from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance (see below). The Consolidated Annual Report, or CAR, is a mandatory fiscal and accountability report submitted by each state to the U.S. Department of Education. It provides performance information on Perkins indicators. A red X means a state did not meet its adjusted level of performance and a green checkmark means that the state did meet its goal. A blue bar in the Secondary Indicators table means that the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that the data was not otherwise provided by the state. A blue bar in the Postsecondary Indicators table indicates that the state did not provide data. CAR narratives for individual states are hyperlinked below.
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance State profiles for each of the core indicators (academic attainment, attainment of diplomas or degrees, placement and retention in further education or employment, and participation and completion of non-traditional training programs) for secondary and postsecondary programs. Also included are federal allocations, enrollment by gender, and a brief description of program improvement and data quality efforts for each state.
CAR Narratives for individual states