California

Mission

Shared Secondary/Postsecondary:

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.

Schools & Enrollment Data

Public High Schools
1,413
Public High Schools Offering Solely (or primarily) CTE Courses
75
Public High School Enrollment
1,997,064
High School CTE Enrollment
996,305
Public Community Colleges
112
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full+part-time)
1,581,524
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
1,070,175

CTE Funding

Perkins

Year 2009-10 2011-12
Total Perkins Funds Received
$127,991,502
$104,850,846
Percentage distributed to Secondary
40.51
Percentage distributed to Postsecondary
59.49

Non-Perkins

Year 2009-10 2011-12
State Secondary Funding
Down
Down
State Postsecondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
Local Secondary Funding
Down
Down
Local Postsecondary Funding
Down
Stayed Same
Increased funding
Increased funding
Decreased funding
Decreased funding
Funding Maintained
Funding maintained
No information available
No information available

Perkins Accountability Indicators

Secondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Academic Skills - Mathematics
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Technical Skill Attainment
Met
Blank
Met
Met
School Completion
Did Not Meet
Blank
Met
Met
Student Graduation Rates
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Placement
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Nontraditional Participation
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Nontraditional Completion
Met
Blank
Met
Blank
Postsecondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Technical Skill Attainment
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Credential, Certificate or Degree
Met
Blank
Met
Did Not Meet
Student Retention or Transfer
Met
Blank
Met
Did Not Meet
Student Placement
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Nontraditional Participation
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Nontraditional Completion
Met
Blank
Met
Met
Yes, the state met its goal
Yes, the state met its goal.
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance.
Not available
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
No data was provided.

Career Clusters & Programs of Study

Career Clusters

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
• Construction
• Logistics, Transportation & Distribution Services
• Scientific Research & Technical Services
• Manufacturing
• 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.

Programs of Study

Mid-level (making good progress, but still have a way to go)

Secondary to Postsecondary Transition

California offers statewide articulation agreements to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary.

Adult CTE Education

Adult CTE Education is offered through the following institutions:

Model Programs

N/A

State Leadership

Perkins Eligible Agency: Department of Education

State Director
Mr. Russell Weikle, State Director, Administrator
Program and Administrative Support Office, California Department of Education
1430 N. Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
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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