Essential Components required for participation in Perkins IV Career Education Quality Indicators
Career education is aligned to the Nebraska Career Education Model.
Career education courses include rigorous, coherent technical content aligned with challenging academic standards. Appropriate assessments, both formative and summative, are utilized to measure and encourage student achievement. Distance and Web-based instruction enhances local NCE offerings where possible.
Approved NCE programs of study are offered. o Secondary and postsecondary must have at least one approved program of study.
Programs of study are validated based on local, regional and/or state labor market demand and are tied to local/regional economic development efforts.
Programs of study support high skill, high demand, and/or high wage occupations. Extended learning opportunities are available.
Students have the opportunity to participate in career education experiences beyond the walls of the classroom and/or laboratory.
Students have the opportunity for work-based learning experiences.
Student leadership and personal development opportunities are made available. Must offer at least one active Career Student Organization at each secondary building level, postsecondary at the primary campus level. Appropriate facilities and instructional materials are accessible. Career education programs provide services to all students.
Special populations have access to and achieve success in career education.
Alternative education programs include career education.
Emphasis is given to the recruitment and retention of gender nontraditional students. Partnerships are developed to enhance career education.
Secondary and postsecondary partnerships assist in transition.
Advisory committees are used as appropriate.
Career education programs are aligned with local/regional workforce and economic development efforts.
Parents, students and stakeholders are consulted as appropriate for input and evaluation of career education program. A continuous improvement plan for career education is implemented in alignment with the institution’s total improvement plan. Career guidance and development information and support are available to all students.
Secondary utilizes the Nebraska School Counseling Model and the Nebraska Career Education Model. o All secondary students develop and maintain a personal learning plan.
A career information system such as Nebraska Career Connections is available for students and parents use. Career education instructors have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in professional development activities.
Professional development includes both technical and pedagogical knowledge and skill development opportunities.