Links & Resources
General Links and Resources
- Bureau of Career and Technical Education
This is Pennsylvania Department of Education’s official website for career and technical education.
- Career, Education and Work
This is the official PDE toolkit to support the implementation of the PA Career Education and Work Academic Standards for all students.
- Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania
The Center provides technical assistance to the field of career and technical education, produces print and media materials and conducts workshops and conferences. Information about PA NOCTI testing can be found on this website.
- Job Shadowing and Mentoring
The Pennsylvania Career Education & Work Standards Toolkit provides resources for employers to sponsor internships and co-operative learning opportunities. Additionally, employers can become involved with career and technical education and career development by hosting field trips, participating in career fairs, and making classroom presentations to students.
- Lesson Planning Guides
Looking for industry validated lesson planning guides? Outreach for K-12 has produced curriculum in various occupational areas to assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful at the postsecondary level. These curricula address the competencies needed to pass NOCTI tests.
- National Career Pathways Network
NCPN is a membership organization for educators and employers involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, Tech Prep, and related education reform initiatives.
- Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators
The mission of the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) is to promote excellence in career and technical education through leadership, advocacy, and service.
- Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
PIMS is a longitudinal student-level data system intended to improve student achievement through more effective use of data.
- Program Approval and CATS Information
Access secondary, adult and postsecondary Career and Technical Education statistics and see the latest related to the Career and Technical Education Information System (CATS).
- U.S. Dept. of Education/Tech Prep
This program provides assistance to states to award grants to consortia of LEAs and postsecondary education institutions and designed to strengthen links between secondary and postsecondary schools.