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Career and Technical Education - Resources

  • Business Lab Management
  • Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) may be accessed in either Word or Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF). The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe web site. DoDEA does not support or endorse Adobe Systems Incorporated or its products.

Career Awareness:

The following list includes federal occupational resources that may be of interest to CTE teachers and students.

  • Career Guide to Industries: Career Guide to Industries is a companion Web site to the Occupational Outlook Handbook that provides career information by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, and occupations in the industry, training/advancement, earnings/benefits, employment outlook, and other information.
  • Occupational Information Network (O*NET):The O*NET system, established by U.S. Department of Labor, serves as a primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook:The Occupational Outlook Handbook, established by U.S. Department of Labor, is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online:This online periodical provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Professional Organizations:

The following list includes career related professional organizations that may be of interest to CTE teachers and students. Many of these organizations provide curriculum resources, industry certification information, and career materials.

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS): AAFCS is dedicated to Family & Consumer Sciences professionals and strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life.
  • American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLA): The Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association delivers hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
  • Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): AACE is an international, educational and professional not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology.
  • Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE): ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
  • Career Clusters Organization: The States' Career Clusters Initiative manages the development and expansion of career clusters and career resource materials.
  • Career Technical Student Organization- SkillsUSA: SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA): The CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. (Published: K-12 Computer Science Model Curriculum)
  • International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE): ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. (Published NET*S, NETS*T, NETS*A)
  • International Technology Education Association (ITEA): ITEA is a professional association for technology education teachers who teach a curriculum called "technology education" which is problem-based learning utilizing math, science and technology principles. (Published: Standards for Technological Literacy)
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF): NATEF evaluates technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommends qualifying programs for certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
  • National Business Education Association (NBEA): NBEA is the nation's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. (Published: National Standards for Business Education)
  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF): NRAEF provides educational resources, materials and programs which address attracting, developing and retaining the industry's workforce.
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21): 21st Century Learning Skills define the knowledge and skills every student needs in order to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders in the 21st century. This skills set includes: (1) information and communication skills, (2) thinking and problem-solving skills, (3) interpersonal and self-direction skills, (4) global awareness, (5) financial, economic and business literacy, and (6) civic literacy. Visit the Partnership for 21st Century Learning for additional information.
  • Student Television Network (STN): The Student Television Network is made up of affiliate schools with an active interest in furthering scholastic broadcasting and video production. STN seeks to "network" students, teachers and schools with one another. Professional organizations supporting STN include the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, the National Television Academy Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Channel One News.

Contact Information: 

DoDEA Career and Technical Education Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400