The process for determining a career field to become a recognized Arizona CTE program:
Programs are determined on a biennial basis by Labor Market Information (LMI) from the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, which is focused on high skill, high wage, or in-demand occupations in Arizona.
The approved CTE Program List is updated using the LMI and is provided to Local Education Agencies (LEA).
Based on local need, the LEA may choose to open a new program or sunset an existing program.
Technical Skill Standards are developed for each program by a committee of related industry members to align standards with recognized industry certifications, credentials, or licenses. (See Industry Credentials Links)
From those standards ADE/CTE collaborates with the Arizona Curriculum Consortium to develop a scope and sequence, framework, blueprint, and lessons.
The Technical Skills Assessments are end of program assessments. Students concentrating in a program will take the assessment at the end of the program