The State Board of Education shall provide appropriate definitions to career and technical
education programs, services, and activities in grades five through 12 not otherwise
included in this Part. As used in this Part, the following definitions apply, unless the context requires
(1) “Career development; introductory; or career awareness program” means an instructional program, service, or activity designed to familiarize individuals
with the broad range of occupations for which special skills are required and the
requisites for careers in such occupations. A career awareness program offered to elementary school students shall encourage
students to explore career pathways and prepare students for the transition to middle
school career planning.
(2) “Comprehensive career and technical education” means instructional programs, services, or activities directly related to preparation
for and placement in employment, for advanced technical preparation, or for the making
of informed and meaningful educational and occupational choices.
(3) “Occupational skill development” means a program, service, or activity designed to prepare individuals for paid or
unpaid employment as semiskilled or skilled workers, technicians, or professional-support
personnel in recognized occupations and in new and emerging occupations including
occupations or a trade, technical, business, health, office, homemaking, homemaking-related,
agricultural, marketing, and other nature. Instruction is designed to fit individuals for initial employment in a specific
occupation or a cluster of closely related occupations in an occupational field. This instruction includes education in technology, manipulative skills, theory,
auxiliary information, application of academic skills, and other associated abilities.
(4) “Preparation for advanced education” means a program, service, or activity designed to prepare individuals for participation
in advanced or highly skilled post-secondary and technical education programs leading
to employment in specific occupations or a cluster of closely related occupations
and for participation in career and technical education teacher education programs.
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