Maine Certified Industry Standards

A standard is defined as a statement of knowledge and skills that students should possess at critical points in their educational career. The requirement for career and technical education (CTE) programs and courses to use industry standards, and the manner in which those standards are chosen, is set forth in Chapter 313, Section 8306-B of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes. Each Maine CTE program has adopted one or more national or state-level standard tied to the needs of business and industry.

End of school year 2016 is the target for all Maine CTE programs to have identified and approved the assessments and certifications required for their students. As of July 2014, different assessments and certifications may be used at different CTE schools. Some assessments focus on industry-specific skills while others may assess general academic or workplace skills.

The documents below provide additional information about what Maine CTE centers and regions have chosen to use as standards.