The California Career Technical Education Plan provides cohesion and direction to current state, regional, and local level investments through visionary and innovative approaches to social and economic mobility for the California Community Colleges 1.8 million students.

The plan, developed in partnership by the Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education, lays out the State’s future vision for CTE, both in the short-term (the next five years) and long-term (ten years), using creative strategies to advance California community colleges’ Vision for Success goals and outcomes

The State Plan for CTE was organized into four key areas with equity and access established as core tenants of the framework design:. The four areas include:

  • Targeting in-demand, high-road occupations by engaging and collaborating with industry;
  • Creating and expanding competency-based education, online instruction, experiential/work-based learning, apprenticeships, and adult education for displaced workers;
  • Utilizing data to inform regional investments, such as economic forecasts and aligning workforce training data systems that capture cradle to career readiness; and
  • Strengthening K-12 and community college systems alignment to promote dual enrollment, teacher and faculty preparation, and teacher credentialing.

The State plan was designed as a call to action with the goal of ensuring that the K14 systems jointly implement this work. Key elements of the regional implementation strategy include:

  • Creating resources and tools to support implementation
  • Facilitating a series of town halls across the state
  • Development of state and regional implementation plans
  • Coordinating a statewide virtual convening

View the California State Plan for Career Technical Education (CTE) (PDF)

Statewide Convenings

Ten statewide convenings were held to support regional implementation by sharing innovative program designs and be a catalyst for a long-term community of practice that will create a peer to peer collaborative information network.

  • Visalia –September 20, 2023
  • Eureka –September 26, 2023
  • San Rafael –September 28, 2023
  • Santa Clara –September 29, 2023
  • San Bernardino –October 2, 2023
  • Anaheim –October 3, 2023
  • San Diego (El Cajon) –October 4, 2023
  • Bakersfield –October 10, 2023
  • Santa Clarita –October 12, 2023
  • Sacramento (Mather) –October 16, 2023