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INFORMATIONAL LETTER #81
POLICY CODE: IHAQ
TO:††††††††††††††††† Superintendents and Principals (please forward to School Board Members, Assistant Superintendents, Guidance Counselors and Curriculum Coordinators)††††††
FROM:††††††††††† Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner
DATE: ††††††††††† February 11, 2004
RE:†††††† ††††††††††† Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an important component in the Maine Department of Educationís goal to keep students in high school and working in Maine after graduation.† The ways in which CTE performs these tasks are not widely understood.
Career and Technical Education provides students with the technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in specific occupations and careers. It also prepares students for targeted postsecondary education. CTE provides students with the essential workplace skills that are necessary no matter what career they choose.† Career and Technical Education takes academic content and makes it accessible to students by presenting it in a hands-on context. CTE prepares Maineís youth for high skill, high pay career choices.
††††††††††† The Career and Technical Education Team of the Maine Department of Education has developed several tools to help bring this information to a wider audience.
††††††††††† The newsletter can be accessed from www.schoolswork.org in either Web (html) or Adobe (pdf) format.
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