Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
12/17/2020 - 4:00 PM  
Consent Calendar  
2019-2020 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee Annual Report  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
ACPS_CTE_Network_Systems_Cybersecurity_Cloud_Computing _Plan_of_Study_v1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary:
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC) is pleased to submit the 2019-2020 annual report to the Alexandria City School Board. Due to school building closures, the CTEAC met three times during the school year and provided input, feedback, and recommendations on the many topics covered about Career and Technical Education (CTE). The CTEAC consists of 15 members representing teachers, students, parents, workforce, business, labor union, CTE staff, and school board liaison.

A significant function of the CTEAC was the spending approval of the federal 2019-2020 Perkins funds ($329,607.94) and approval of the 2020-2021 Perkins plan budget ($332,541.30) for the expansion and improvement of CTE programs. The CTEAC received updates on mandated state and federal reports on CTE enrollments, demographics, program completers; the progress of the GW/ACPS Governor’s Health Sciences Academy; student Work-Based Learning opportunities; and development function of ACPS Industry Advisory Boards (IABs).

Major focuses of all meetings were dual enrollment options and industry certifications for students to meet the new graduation requirements, including the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. The CTEAC explored networking for fundraising and scholarship ideas for CTE students. The ACPS education consultants presented on the role of IABs within the Education Design Team (EDT). To support the business community, the CTEAC continues to advocate for teaching workplace readiness skills in CTE classes. The CTEAC supports continuing a CTE marketing and awareness campaign to enhance outreach and program publicity to stakeholders (students, parents, businesses, school counselors, etc.).

The CTEAC identified the following CTE program strengths: diverse course offerings; numerous completer sequences; industry certification testing options available for student credentialing;
CTE student organizations; dual enrollment opportunities to give students college credits; career pathway development; and teaching workplace readiness skills.

Significant highlights from CTE Advisory Committee for 2019-20 include: held an election resulting in a change in leadership; review of House and Senate bills affecting CTE; membership growth to include Automotive Industry and Community College/Labor Market intelligence; partnership with the Industry Advisory Boards (IABs); approval of the new Perkins V local plan and application; review of the CTE Annual Performance Report fo
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2019-2020 CTEAC Annual Report.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Terri H. Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ramee A. Gentry Moved, Member Margaret Lorber seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2019-2020 CTEAC Annual Report.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 0
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes